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30th May 2019, 21:50
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Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

From what I have seen, the 1947 pattern badges...

From what I have seen, the 1947 pattern badges mainly means that they were made from bullion. The actual shapes and even the background colour varies according to manufacturer. I have in my...
29th May 2019, 22:25
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

Lima Juliet Thanks very much for showing this...

Lima Juliet
Thanks very much for showing this pic. I had heard the story but had never seen the actual badge before.
29th May 2019, 11:11
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

Lima Juliet That is another anomaly, in 1947 -...

Lima Juliet That is another anomaly, in 1947 - 1950 the Cadets at Cranwell were wearing Airman pattern uniforms and not Officer pattern. The pictured Airman is attending an OCTU, not Cranwell or...
26th May 2019, 00:05
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

Here are a couple with No 1 being worn and some...

Here are a couple with No 1 being worn and some with battle dress. These are dated 1950 taken from a training movie....
25th May 2019, 18:54
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/551x212/aircrew_badge_comparison_d1652f83dda12ca3066ddd3b34e83336b52c2351.jpg
One thing I have noticed is that in my original picture the Cadet is...
25th May 2019, 18:06
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

More evidence as to normal placement. ...

More evidence as to normal placement.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/526x420/aircrew_briefing_1947_50_6bc3793fde863d6b7d6c54e2b15646c86039d731.jpg
23rd May 2019, 20:17
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/440x581/1947_officers_uniform_f1de82d9092333338c0a07cd38acf950534eb0bc.jpg
Thanks all for your views. I already knew all the details of the Aircrew...
23rd May 2019, 17:16
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

The pic is from "The Formation Sign" the Journal...

The pic is from "The Formation Sign" the Journal of the Military Heraldry Society who did a special edition for the RAF 100th Anniversary....
21st May 2019, 23:24
Replies: 24
Views: 5,510
Posted By dragon166

1947 Pattern Flying Wings

I recently came across a photo of an Airman who was undertaking Officer Training. He was a Pilot with the rank of Aircrew II and the photo must date to 1947/48. There were two anomalies in the...
16th Mar 2019, 19:45
Replies: 0
Views: 1,020
Posted By dragon166

Aircrew Training at Hullavington/Topcliffe

Hi all. I am seeking information about the Squadron system employed at Hullavington (1950s) and, for a short time at Topcliffe (1961/2). I believe there were two Squadrons. The info I need is the...
5th Aug 2013, 04:18
Replies: 224
Views: 44,753
Posted By dragon166

Widenrath late 1970s. ASF Sqn Ldr gives lecture...

Widenrath late 1970s. ASF Sqn Ldr gives lecture to the ASF grouncrew about the severe penalties that will ensue if weapons are lost during Taceval, shortly thereafter a no duff incident occurs and ...
10th Apr 2012, 22:42
Replies: 294
Views: 77,156
Posted By dragon166

Rigga The reason I asked about freight doors...

Rigga

The reason I asked about freight doors (for passenger deck) was due to the statement in the Airbus quote re: passengers/freight/stretchers, all of which suggests that the seats can be...
9th Apr 2012, 23:16
Replies: 294
Views: 77,156
Posted By dragon166

If it can be re-roled for freight and stretchers...

If it can be re-roled for freight and stretchers why no Freight door? After all, we spent a lot of money fitting them to the Tristar.
9th Jan 2011, 04:14
Replies: 11
Views: 7,548
Posted By dragon166

commissioned warrant officer

I don't think this is a new idea. The Royal Navy used to have a commissioned Warrant Officer scheme in the 1930's
14th May 2010, 00:02
Replies: 268
Views: 118,639
Posted By dragon166

Mid 1980s - Busy evening at a Job Convention in...

Mid 1980s - Busy evening at a Job Convention in Slough, with lots of enquiries to write up, the CIO Sgt is head and down and engrossed in paperwork. A voice from behind him says "excuse me sir, do...
26th Jan 2010, 23:23
Replies: 64
Views: 13,411
Posted By dragon166

Base Hanger

The term "Base Hangar" has nothing to do with any "Americanisation" of terms. The name relates to the old Transport Command system of servicing depths. In those days we did Base 1, Base 2 and Base...
15th Jan 2010, 23:25
Replies: 79
Views: 19,581
Posted By dragon166

End of a distinguished career?

Heard a sad rumour today - The Vickers funbus is to end passenger flights and become tanker only! Any gen? If true, then even more of the defence budget will have to be spent on leasing.
1st Jul 2009, 17:27
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By dragon166

Kings Regulations

I have a copy of the 1944 edition (with amendments to 1947). If he needs an answer to something then I will be happy to look. As I live in Oxfordshire it is most probably a little far to travel.
12th Jun 2009, 00:37
Replies: 44
Views: 21,760
Posted By dragon166

I also witnessed the crash and was a member of...

I also witnessed the crash and was a member of the crash team that mobilised within minutes of the accident. The site was just up the road from the two quarters that faced onto the road and which,...
13th May 2009, 00:35
Replies: 45
Views: 7,733
Posted By dragon166

Medal withdrawal

Surely DCIs are the authority for the the receipt and wear of medals. So whatever the signal said it should be followed up by a DCI. This would explain the situation as whether permission to receive...
7th Apr 2009, 00:30
Replies: 31
Views: 16,530
Posted By dragon166

Herc zap

I seem to remember a Herc, that happened to be visiting the States during the Bi-Cenntenial celebrations of 1976, returning to Lyneham having been zapped by the hosts. The props were painted...
22nd Dec 2006, 23:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By dragon166

Kings Regs 1944 edition

The Kings Regulations and Air Council Instructions for the Royal Air Force
Chapter XII - REGULATIONS RELATED TO FLYING

PARA 695

"1 Whatever be the nature of his employment, every officer of...
5th Nov 2006, 00:37
Replies: 146
Views: 81,681
Posted By dragon166

pulse1 A possible answer to your...

pulse1

A possible answer to your recollection may be due to the airman in question having re-enlisted after a period in civvie street. When back in uniform he would still be entitled to display...
28th Sep 2006, 00:05
Replies: 136
Views: 24,215
Posted By dragon166

WO Field Service Cap

SirTophamHat

You are correct in that, throughout the history of wearing the FS cap Warrant Officers wore the Officers cap Badge, eagle and crown. However AP1358 (6th edition), of 2004, quotes...
12th May 2006, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 4,572
Posted By dragon166

Nav Bag

Daifly

I just saw this and thought you might be interested - pretty cheap!!
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