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Old 12-17-2019, 07:04 AM   #16
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Why remove the lion from the glider pilot wings?
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:21 AM   #17
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Why remove the lion from the glider pilot wings?
My guess is that these were all arranged in adisplay frame and the patch was trimmed down to make it fit? Not as silly as it seems as I have seen it happen.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:29 AM   #18
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According to Alan Lock's book on SF insignia, 2nd pilots wings were initially made from 1st pilots wings by cutting off the lion, unpicking the crown and then applying the G witin a circle. Perhaps this example was in the middle of such transition but remained unfinished.


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Old 12-23-2019, 12:30 PM   #19
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Perhaps a Free French glider pilot?
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