WW2 Royal Air Force Detailed Official Aircrew Pathfinder Wing Badge

WW2 Royal Air Force Detailed Official Aircrew Pathfinder Wing Badge

Code: 13142

£150.00 Approx $181.6, €174.01, £150
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a Beautifully Detailed Original WW2 Royal Air Force Official Aircrew Pathfinder Wing Badge. 

 

This is a rare original Second World War period 'RAF Pathfinder badge'; gilded brass eagle wing nicely toned and retaining the correct original tube joint pin fitting and flat-rolled catch. This is in Very good condition and has a Wingspan 53.3mm length.

 

This Second World War badge for the Royal Air Force's Pathfinder Force, authorised in November 1942. This highly skilled specialist unit, formed on 15 August 1942 (under Group Captain, later Air Vice-Marshal, D C T Bennett), developed techniques of target location and marking by night. The badge was worn 5mm below the tip of the left tunic pocket flap. It was removed when on operational flying duties to avoid the role of captured personnel being recognised and thus exposing them to interrogation about their methods and the top secret radar they used.

 

This will be sent via special delivery and dispatched within two working days.