Felt badges; Unknown; c.1939-1945; 2009_124_1-11

Name/Title

Felt badges

About this object

11 Felt badges for RNZAF uniform. 1-7. Felt material badges depicting design of a crowned lion, unicorn and smaller lion in middle embroidered on with the words, 'DIEU ET MON DROIT' which is the British Royal coat of arms and motto, 'God and my right'. No. 2 and 6 are slightly larger than the rest and the smaller lion has a crown also. No. 8-11 are 'ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE' badges in a half circle shape. These shoulder badges belonged to John Morris when he was serving with the RNZAF in WW2.

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

c.1939-1945

Medium and Materials

wool

Measurements

various

Subject and Association Description

felt uniform badges RNZAF

Credit Line

John Morris and Shirley Upton

Object Type

felt badges

Object number

2009_124_1-11

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Corrine May 09 Nov 2014 18:48 PM,UTC

I have a single patch with the lions on it with no other indications of division, however it is identical to the ones above. This was from WWII. It is sewn into a British issued ATS scarf owned by my grandmother, along with 26 other formation signs that were torn off of uniforms immediately before the troops left England on D Day. I'm in the process of trying to identify these patches and this appears to be the only place I can find this one so thank you!

Barry O'Sullivan 25 Mar 2012 09:41 AM,UTC

Dear Sir/Madam,
In my view these badges are from the 1970's period.
The Queens crown of the Warrant Officers badges places them post 1952. The shoulder titles are not the type worn during WW2.
Thanks
Barry

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