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RARE PATTERN WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS

A very rare pattern of Royal Flying Corps pilots' brevet embroidered on black wool, the embroidery to the wings in particular is very tight and done in different patterns to show the individual feathers more clearly. Very similar to the example on pg29 of ‘Eagles Recalled’ by Warren Carroll.

This is the second of this type of wing I’ve been lucky enough to own, the first came with a large group to a pilot and included a portrait of the pilot wearing his and although I have seen these described as ‘Australian’ pattern before, this I’m sure is incorrect as the pilot in question was British and saw no overseas service. I have included a pic of this as reference only.

Condition, Signs of thread etc from being removed from tunic but extremely good condition. You’d be hard pushed to find a more attractive example.

Code J1610        Price £675