RAF Collar Badges??

RAF Collar Badges??

Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 21st, 2010, 6:10 pm #1

This uniform recently came up for sale on ebay and I was a bit puzzled by the three holes on the collar, and wondered what others made of it? Its the only time I've seen pre-prepared holes for collar insignia, with three one above the other a little unusual. I could only think of medical officers collars surmounted by an Auxiliary 'A' (probably with bend out prongs for attachment). I'd hazard a guess its a pre-war tunic too.

Anyone have any other ideas?

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Joined: April 17th, 2007, 12:40 pm

January 21st, 2010, 7:24 pm #2

VRT perhaps (top single forming the VR, the lower 2 for the T)? That or Medical with A would make sense - there's no wing or brevet or ghosting of such in evidence, which makes me suspect VR or Aux
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 21st, 2010, 9:42 pm #3

VRT didnt come in until a few years after the war and the prongs or lugs are horizontal on the edges of the v and R. I think a VR alone would need two rather than one holes.

The more I think of it the more I wished I'd gone for it. A Medical Aux AF would have been nice, and it only went for about £35.00.
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 8:09 pm

January 22nd, 2010, 3:35 pm #4

Custom tailoring for a Pole or Norwegian rank collars
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Joined: September 7th, 2008, 5:53 am

January 23rd, 2010, 6:35 am #5

Polish or Norwegian or another exiled group
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 23rd, 2010, 8:31 am #6

Interesting thought gents, I hadnt had that in mind. Looks to me like a very well made pre-war / early tunic...
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Joined: April 17th, 2007, 12:40 pm

January 23rd, 2010, 2:37 pm #7

Polish certainly would make sense with the lack of wings/ghosting as the wore there own wings in a different fashion (not sure what the Norwegians did in this regard), but I'd expect a more normal spacing if that were the case - and I always thought the Polish patches were usually sewn on rather than removable
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Joined: September 7th, 2008, 5:53 am

January 24th, 2010, 4:09 am #8

maybe Filip can comment
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 8:09 pm

January 25th, 2010, 6:42 pm #9

He's Czech
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Joined: September 7th, 2008, 5:53 am

January 25th, 2010, 7:19 pm #10

yes, and maybe he is knowledgeable too
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