One of our members, John Dixon, may already have been in touch with some of you to explore the idea of enamelled aviator wings. It was at a recent Armistice/Remembrance Day parade it came to him that as Naval aviators in civilian dress we have nothing to proudly say who we were i.e no wings, unlike almost every other military branch. We could wear old style woven wings held on by a safety pin but John believes we could do better.
He is in discussion with an enamel badge manufacturer to explore the possibility of producing both full size and miniature metal wings for both pilot and observer that can be worn on the left breast. There is nothing new in this. If you recall woven wings are worn on the left breast in tropical whites and replicas are often worn on flight suit name tags. His thinking is that metal wings are much smarter and remain so.
A sample of what the wings might look like is here. Obviously, the more interest the cheaper they become, but there is an early guide price of £6.80 each (incl VAT) for a run of 100 wings. Postage would be free.
To gauge support email John Dixon at [email protected], indicating pilot or observer. At this stage there is no commitment.