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Entitlement to wear RAF 'wings'

Old 22nd Nov 2023, 11:43
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
I am impressed, 5 pages in and not a mention of the W word.
Doh....
Shan't, so there

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Old 29th Nov 2023, 20:50
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He’s never been an RAF Pilot so is incorrectly dressed - if he was then his name would be in the London Gazette. It isn’t apart from his honorary appointment. Unless the Defence Council have granted him permission to wear them (which would have attracted media attention at the time) then it looks like it is pure bloating and Waltery.

You can find his Gazette entry here for his honorary appointment:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...pplement/22837

His renewal is here:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...pplement/20547

I can’t see a further renewal from September 2023 and so I suspect he is no longer dressing up in one of His Majesty’s finest uniforms.
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Old 29th Nov 2023, 22:45
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Interesting to see that publication in that those entitled to wear the wings badge aren’t doing so and conversely…..
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 09:36
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Heís never been an RAF Pilot so is incorrectly dressed - if he was then his name would be in the London Gazette. It isnít apart from his honorary appointment. Unless the Defence Council have granted him permission to wear them (which would have attracted media attention at the time) then it looks like it is pure bloating and Waltery.
​​​​​​​Pretty much what I thought from the outset, but thought Iíd get my facts correct before making false accusations!
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Old 9th Dec 2023, 13:01
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The photo of him wearing RAF Wings has been removed from the RAFA site.

https://rafa.org.uk/about/ambassadors/#norman

Though he is still using it himself.

https://www.aerosuperbatics.com/about-us/founder/
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Can't make it out too well as I only have a small screen but it looks to me as though he is 'displaying' a KGVI wings badge with a QEII on his cap but I could be wrong.
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Old 9th Dec 2023, 21:12
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Can't make it out too well as I only have a small screen but it looks to me as though he is 'displaying' a KGVI wings badge with a QEII on his cap but I could be wrong.
I donít think you are wrong. Thatís the failing of Walts - they donít seem to realise that people actually know what is correct and what isnít. Like the Chief Constable with his Falklands medal, who was 16 at the time!

The photo of him wearing RAF Wings has been removed from the RAFA site.
Good to see
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