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Aviator Wings - Sweetheart Wings

(last wing added 23 July 2007)

 

 

All wings are genuine issue and not reproductions unless otherwise noted. This is a long page with many wing variants. Ignore the numbers on the stickers as they do not correlate to the actual W number. (I changed the numbering sequence, but some of the scans were done earlier).

 

Aircraft clasps, circa 1939-1945 (W-108 & W-11)

Worn on coats & shirts to show you had a family member in the services. Gold aircraft depicts a C-47 transport aircraft and silver aircraft depicts a B-17 flying fortress. Pin back

Royal Airforce (RAF), circa 1939-1945 (W-73)

Hallmarked sterling silver. Pin back

Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF), circa 1939-1945 (W-66)

No markings. Pin back

Royal Airforce (RAF), circa 1939-1945 (W-63)

Hallmarked sterling silver and made with blue enamel. Pin back

Royal Airforce (RAF), circa 1939-1945 (W-53)

Hallmarked sterling silver on the rear and pinback. This wing is made to give to wives and girlfriends of a serving pilot as keepsake or forget me not. Wing is 2 inches in length

Red Cross pilot wing, circa 1939-1945 (W-116)

Marked Amor Sydney in raised letters. Pin back Uncertain to the reason for this wing. I can only assume it was either a sweetheart wing or a wing for people to purchase to support the Red Cross. Probably the later

Rear of above wing (W-116)

The wing has the numeral 5 (5 pee - imperial currency) in raised letters. This provides further evidence suggesting it is a wing sold to people to help fund the work of the Australian Red Cross during the Second World War

Royal Airforce (RAF), circa 1939-1945 (no W-NO)

No marks. One inch in length

 

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