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Australian made Glider pilot wings?


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A friend of mine gave me these today with a RAAF handkerchief. They measure 3 1/4th inches long and do not glow.

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I dont know much about these, they look US to me?

 

Thats a cool emroidered RAAF handkerchief.

 

The experts in the wing section need to help on these wings.

 

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Hey aren't instructor wings and a few others gold colored? The color has me wondering if these could be a glider instructor wing?

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Somewhere, I have a Balloon Pilot wing that is made exactly like this- embroidered in golden yellow thread and with the cheesecloth stabilizer on the back. To me, this looks like US manufacture with the full-machine embroidery, but who knows?

 

Thanks for sharing them.

 

Allan

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With the "G" enclosed in a circle instead of a shield, I wonder if these were produced before the actual pattern was approved? The gold color would fall in line with the early surgeon's wings until they were changed. This is a pair of Glider wings that I have in the same pattern made by the Officers Equipment Company.

 

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I like your theory, and your wings! pre war gold glider wings!!!!! I might have the first million dollar patch ever!!! LOL :)

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Somewhere, I have a Balloon Pilot wing that is made exactly like this- embroidered in golden yellow thread and with the cheesecloth stabilizer on the back. To me, this looks like US manufacture with the full-machine embroidery, but who knows?

 

Thanks for sharing them.

 

Allan

This is in the 1944 National Geographic. Observer wings with a balloon did exist and approved Nov. 10th 1941, so im sure they had embroidered wings also. see my next post

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On Bob's ww2wings.com site there are cloth wings for WWII British Army Glider 2nd Pilots that are similar to this wing. There are 4 shown with all of them having gold center circles and G's.

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On Bob's ww2wings.com site there are cloth wings for WWII British Army Glider 2nd Pilots that are similar to this wing. There are 4 shown with all of them having gold center circles and G's.

Yeah i saw that, i'm pretty sure these are US because of the wing pattern itself. thanks for the info!!!

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