The Professor Charles Thomas Collection Auction
on Tuesday 24th April 2018
Saturday 21st April: 12 noon to 4pm
Sunday 22nd April: 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 23rd April: 12 noon to 4pm
Sale commences at 10am precisely
Lots: 401-450 of 450
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Lot 401
Royal Australian Air Force Flying Brevets Padded and flat types - Pilot, Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer, Navigator, Flight Engineer, Signaller. (1 card, 16 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 402
Australian Flying Corps with Royal Australian Air Force Insignia AFC cap, collar and shoulder strap metal badges with AFC Overseas Service triangular arm badge and various RAAF badges. (1 card, 15 items)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 403
Australian Air Training Corps Cadets with RAAF Insignia, 1940s - 1960s. One card of AATC metal cap and shoulder badges with embroidered and slip-on types. One card of RAAF Airmen's and Warrant Officers' metal, composite and embroidered cap badges with Reserve and Air Observer Corps civilian badges. (2 cards, 23 items)

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 404
Royal New Zealand Air Force Insignia, 1940s - 1950s One card of RNZAF Officers' and Airmen's shoulder titles and eagles - embroidered and printed, Blue-Grey and Khaki Drill. One card of cap, trade and shoulder badges - Chaplain, Pilot, Observer and Apprentice with Airmen's cap and shoulder badges and buttons. (2 cards, 32 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 405
Royal Air Force Shoulder Titles, 1940s One card of Shoulder Titles for Canadian and South African personnel- printed, woven and embroidered badges for Blue-Grey and Khaki Service Dress and Khaki Drill uniforms. One card of Unofficial RAF Airmen's titles on curved patches - N. IRELAND, JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS. One card of unofficial - Returned Expatriates embroidered shoulder badges - Australia, South America and those of British personnel training or serving on the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme - England, Great Britain.
(3 cards, 17 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 406
Insignia of Commonwealth, Allied and Expatriate personnel serving in the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945. One card of Shoulder titles and miscellaneous badges or components - Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Norway. One card of embroidered shoulder titles in Blue-Grey - Argentina, Brazil, Poland, France, British West Indies, U.S.A. One card of Australian and New Zealand officers' and Airmen's embroidered and woven shoulder titles, BG and KD. One card of Commonwealth Air Force shoulder titles, official and unofficial, 1940s with Ceylon Air Force insignia.
(4 cards, 37 items)

Estimate:  £350 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 407
Free French Air Force officers' insignia, 1940 Cap and jacket rank badges, braids and buttons. (1 card, 9 items)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 408
A Collection of Royal Flying Corps, South African Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force badges. Embroidered flying badges for pilots and observers with 35 Sqdn SAAF badge and RFC cap badges.
(1 card, 8 items)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 409
Please note that the die-struck badge, the first item on the second line of the card, has been withdrawn from this lot.
Polish Air Force 1920s - 1930s and Polish Air Force in Great Britain, 1940-1945. Air Regiment, Squadron and cap badges with shoulder title and rank insignia and buttons. (1 card, 18 items)
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 410
Polish Air Force in Great Britain Aircrew Brevets. Metal flying badges for Bomb Aimer, Flight Engineer, Meteorologist, Wireless Operator, Observer, Signaller. (1 card, 6 items)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 411
Royal Air Force Shoulder Eagles and Rank Badges, 1920s - 1980s. One card of rank insignia for Senior Aircraftman and Junior Technician - embroidered and woven, Blue-Grey and Khaki Drill. One card of shoulder strap Slip-on rank badges for Warrant, Technical ad Junior ranks - Blue-Grey. One card of Shoulder Eagles - embroidered and printed, BG and KD including a pair of the 1995 Pattern. One card of Shoulder Eagles - embroidered, woven and printed, BG. One card of BG Slip-on rank badges - Master Aircrew, Sergeant Aircrew, Technical and Junior ranks. One card mounted with Warrant Officer's SD cuff rank badge, an Airmen's cap badge; and Army Anti-Aircraft Command arm badge. Card of Leading Aircraftman rank badges - embroidered, woven and printed, Blue-Grey and Khaki Drill types, 1920s - 1970s. (7 cards, 67 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 412
Second Tactical Air Force RAF Insignia Blazer and lapel badges. (1 card, items) 2
Estimate:  £20 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 413
Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Wing Pipe Band, Air Training Corps insignia. One card mounted with Cairngorm plaid brooch, waist-belt plate, sporran and bonnet badges with tartan sample.
(1 card, items 4)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 414
Royal Air Force Pilots Brevets 1930s-1990s. One card of Pilots Brevets, padded and flat types including the 1948 Pattern gold wire type - Service Dress and Mess Dress. One card of Aircrew Brevets, padded and flat types, Service and Mess Dress - Signaller, Flight Engineer, Observer (Radio) - Radar Operator - Fighter Controller. One card of Navigator Brevets, Service and Mess Dress types.
(3 cards, 37 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 415
Royal Air Force Pilots Brevets 1940s-1990s. One card of brevets, padded and flat types, Service and Mess Dress - Bomb Aimer and Air Gunner. One card of brevets, Service and Mess Dress types - Air Electronics Officer, Parachute Instructor, Air Quartermaster, Air Loadmaster, Meteorological Observer and Fighter Controller. (2 cards, 19 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 416
Royal Air Force flying suit and Royal Aircraft Establishment blazer badges. Strike Command, Command Crew and RAE blazer badges. (1 card, 3 items)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 417
Fleet Air Arm, Petty Officer's and Ratings' Rank/Trade badges. Red and gold - Air Mechanic, Electrical, Ordnance and Engines - gold wire and red 'silk' types. (2 cards, 13 items)
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 418
Royal Air Force serving in Fleet Air Arm and Fleet Air Arm badges, 1924-1940s with FAA Flying Suit badges, 1970s-1990s. One card of FAA Pilots and Air Gunners flying badges with RAF Fleet Air Branch officer's cuff insignia. One card of FAA Flying Suit badges for 705, 707, 818, 820 and 771 Squadrons. (2 cards, 16 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 419
Royal Air Force and Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service insignia. RAF Airmen's gilding metal, plastic and Staybrite cap badges; officer's beret badge, WRAF band badge, WRAF Dental branch collar badges and PMRAFNS insignia. (1 card, 17 items)
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 420
Delete from sale
Estimate:  £70 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 421
Royal Air Force Police badges. Transport Command; Ferry Command and RAF Police Auxiliaries. (1 card, 3 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 422
Royal Air Force Badges for Service and Field Service Caps and Berets, 1930s - 1990s. One card of Air Officers' cap badges - King's Crown & Queen's Crown; Officers' cap badges x 2 both Queen's Crown; War Economy gilt metal Officer's cap badge Ptn 1918 by Gaunt and War Economy Officer's cap badge, Ptn 1943. One card of gilding metal, bronze and Staybrite eagle badges with and without crowns, with greatcoat shoulder strap versions. One card of beret badges - 1 Air Officer and 5 Officers' King's and Queen's crown mounted-metal and embroidered variants. (3 cards, 36 items)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 423
Royal Air Force Trade and Skills Insignia. One card of Rescue Volunteer (Mountain Rescue) badge for KD uniform with Air Steward and Air Ambulance Attendant BG badges. One card with Air Gunner's Arm badge, Pattern 1923 in gilding metal x 2, Air Gunner's brevet, Ptn 1939 and Ground Gunner's BG arm badge x 2. (2 cards, 10 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 424
Royal Air Force Education Officers One card mounted with two pairs of collar badges - one of the early larger size, one of the later smaller size plus a gilt Auxiliary Air Force officer's collar badge. (1 card, 5 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 425
Royal Air Force Apprentice Insignia (Technical Training Schools) and Officer Cadet uniform distinctions, 1920s - c.1960s. One card mounted with hand-made/modified cap badges for No. 1 School of Technical Training 1, 2 and 4 Wings with insignia for RAF Cadet Brigade 1918 No. 2 Wing and Cranwell officer cadet gorget patches. One card mounted with two Airmen's cap badges with coloured discs, Apprentice Arm badge (wheel) with disc; 3 cap bands and the Blazer Badge of the Radio School, RAF Locking. (2 cards, 22 items)
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 426
RAF Volunteer Reserve badges Officers' gilded metal jacket and greatcoat types; embroidered and woven Airmen's types with VR Chaplain's collar badge and VR Medical Officer collar badge plus civilian dress lapel badges. (1 card, 25 items)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 427
Royal Air Force Rank Lace, War Service chevrons and wound badges. Officers' Combination rank laces (1980s) for Gp Capt, Wg Cdr, Sq Ldr and Flt Lt with Tropical helmet pugaree flash 1920s-1940s and War Service chevrons embroidered, woven and printed B-G and KD plus Wound Stripes. (1 card, 13 items)

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 428
Royal Air Force Wireless Operator/Mechanics badges, 1930s - 1980s. Embroidered and woven examples including shoulder-strap slip-ons WITH unofficial Radio Observers (Radar Operators) badge. (1 card, 8 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 429
RAF Central Band insignia One card mounted with rank badges for Warrant Officer Class II and Leading Aircraftman; metal and embroidered collar badges ; music case metal badge. One card with Warrant Officer's and Airmen's headdress badges, shoulder-titles; rank badges and Established Musician badge. (2 cards, 16 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 430
RAF Un-established, Volunteer Pipe Band and No. 1 School of Technical Training Pipe Band insignia, 1930s - 1950s. One card mounted with insignia for a Volunteer Pipe Band - Glengarry badge, Piper; Drum-Major with tartan sample. One card with King's and Queen's crown bandsmen's arm badges - gilding metal and embroidered; Trumpeter's and Drummer's arm badges. One card of variant Apprentice 'Wheel' badges in gilding metal and Staybrite/anodized; small-size rank badges for Apprentice Flight Sergeant and Corporal with bagpiper's and drummer's badges plus a woven slip-on shoulder badge. (3 cards, 27 items)

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 431
Royal Air Force specialist and Ocean Weather Service badges, 1920s - 1950s. One card mounted with RAF Works & Buildings 1 cap and 2 collar badges, 1920s; RAF Special Duties cap badges - Chaplains' Assistants etc; OWS Overall and Trade badges Wireless Operator and Steward with RN buttons. (1 card, 10 items)

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 432
RAF Skills and Trades Badges, 1940s - c. 1960s. One card of Marksmen's badges - embroidered types pre and post 1948; prototype woven variant; gilding metal and anodized Tropical types with RAF Medical Service badge and Assistant Provost Marshal shoulder-strap slip-on. One card of RAF Physical Training Instructor badges - gilding metal and embroidered Hand & Clubs badges; embroidered King's and Queen's crossed sabres uniform and athletics vest badges. One card of RAF Trade Badges - Air Sea Rescue, Bomb Disposal and Parachute Instructor - two unofficial ASR embroidered badges - the only official ones were printed; Parachute Instructor early and late type arm badges pre 1944; Bomb Disposal badge BG embroidered. (3 cards, 22 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 433
Miscellaneous Civilian RAF-Associated badges with Airline badges 1930s with RAF and RAF-associated buttons. One card with insignia for Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen' Families Association, the RAF Association, Guinea Pig and Goldfish clubs, RAF Comforts Committee, NAAFI, with Railway Air Services badge and British Overseas Airways Corporation badges with Civil Aviation constabulary badges. One card mounted with RAF-associated Buttons King's and Queen's crown blazer buttons; Civilian drivers and Mess Waiters buttons; RAF Yacht Club blazer buttons; RAF Association blazer buttons; Air Ministry Constabulary and unidentified. One card of RAF Buttons - greatcoat, jacket, cap and Field Service cap sizes. Service Dress; Mess Dress mounted type; War Service Dress plastic types - officers and Airmen. (3 cards, 98 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 434
Royal Flying Corps and RAF Insignia, 1912 - 1980s. One card mounted with RFC and RAF Observers' Brevets Service Dress, Full Dress and Mess Dress types, 1915 - 1948. One card of RFC cap badges - bronze-patinated and gilding metal types; RAF Airmen's cap badges - King's crown pierced and solid with overseas manufactured variants; plastic types Ptn 1943; AuxAF Scottish volunteer pipe band white metal type; Queen's crown gilding metal, anodized and embroidered versions. With one WRAF headdress badge. (2 cards, 26 items)

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 435
Auxiliary Air Force and Royal Auxiliary Air Force insignia One card of shoulder and collar eagles and 'A' badges; blazer buttons; Proficiency Stars; 601 Squadron blazer buttons x3; with Bandsmen's bonnet badges for 602 City of Glasgow Squadron and 603 City of Edinburgh Squadron Pipe bands. One card of two embroidered 'A' badges with a Staybrite Airman's cap badge. (2 cards, 29 items)

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 436
Air Transport Auxiliary and Civilian Technical Corps badges ATA embroidered and metal badges for Service (peaked) and Field Service caps; CTC cap badge. (1 card, 5 items)
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 437
Royal Naval Air Service and early Royal Air Force insignia and buttons, 1914 - 1918. RNAS embroidered and metal officers' cap badges; flying badges - jacket and greatcoat types - for Pilots and Observers; Air Branch officers jacket and greatcoat badges; Anti-Aircraft Corps embroidered arm badge and metal shoulder-strap badge; Squadron Commander's greatcoat shoulder-boards; Ratings Branch of Service eagle (red); Engine Mechanics Trade badge (gold wire). With R.N.A.S. red-on-blue shoulder-title for wear on khaki clothing (France and Belgium). With RAF senior NCO's cap badge (gold wire) and Airman's cap badge (red embroidered). (1 frame, 35 items)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 438
Royal Air Force Miscellaneous uniform insignia and appurtenances, 1930s - 1960s. Mess Dress cloak collar clasp and chain; ceremonial band belt buckle-clasps x 2; shoulder-board insignia for Air ADC's to HM King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth II; Full Dress rank lace (gold braid) Broad, medium and narrow; Mess and Full Dress trouser lace Ptn 1934; sword knot lace (sample); RAF blazer badge. (1 frame, 12 items (including linked pieces)

Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 439
Royal Naval Air Service Armoured Car Branch insignia and early Royal Air Force Airman's cap badge. Framed panel of RNAS officer's bronze cap badge for wear with khaki overseas service uniform; bronze buttons x 4 for the same uniform; pair of officer's bronze Armoured Car collar badges; Ratings' Armoured Car collar badges - 4 variants in gilt and bronze; one gilt miniature variant; four RNAS gilt officer's buttons. With RAF Airmen's embroidered red cap badge Ptn 1918. (1 frame, 17 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 440
Royal Air Force Warrant Officer Grades 1 and 2 Rank insignia, 1918-1950s. Framed display of embroidered and metal rank badges for khaki, Blue-Grey and KD uniforms; WOI cap and beret badges King's crown and Queen's crown; Master Aircrew rank badges (pair) Ptn 1948 with small size collar badges K & Q crowns. (1 frame, 28 items)

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 441
Pipe Band insignia for 602 (Glasgow) and 603 (Edinburgh) Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons, 1936. Framed panel of cap, bonnet, sporran and sleeve badges for bandsmen with belt clasps, plaid brooches, pipers' and drummers' badges and Squadron blazer badges. (1 frame, 33 items)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 442
Royal Flying Corps insignia, 1912-1918 Framed display of Officers' and Airmen's cap badges; officers' and Senior NCO's collar badges; pilots' and observers' flying brevets embroidered and silver-gilt; embroidered and gilding metal shoulder-titles including Hampshire (Farnborough) RFC Territorials; officers' and Other Ranks rank badges for Service and Full Dress uniforms; wound stripes, Staff Officer gorget patch and Semaphore Signaller's badge. (1 frame, 65 items)

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 443
RAF Medical Services insignia, 1918 - 1980s Framed display panel of cap, collar and arm badges of the RAF Medical branch for officers and Medical Orderlies; RAF Nursing Service collar badge, 1918; Medical Officers collar badges for Service and Mess Dress; Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service shoulder-title, tropical headdress badge and Mess Dress rank badge; Air Ambulance Attendants badges; Dental Branch collar badges. (1 panel, 40 items)
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 444
Withdrawn
  
Lot 445
Royal Air Force rank insignia for Non-Commissioned Officers, 1930s-1960s. One card of Sergeant's and Corporal's chevrons, Flight Sergeants' crowns, Warrant Officer Class II crowns, collar badges for 1930s Patrol Dress and 1950s Mess Dress with NCO Air Crew eagles - gilding metal and anodized examples.
(1 card, 30 items)


Estimate:  £70 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 446
Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps, Royal Corps of Transport Air Despatch Service, REME Aircraft Technician, Royal Army Service Corps and Special Air Service insignia.
One card of metal and embroidered flying, qualification, shoulder and squadron badges with shoulder titles and collar badges.
(1 card, 68 items)


Estimate:  £250 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 447
Band and Musicians badges of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force with similar civilian badges and a badge of the Adjutant General's Corps
Card of metal and embroidered badges, mostly RAF Established Bands, Volunteer bands and badges for drummers, bagpipers and trumpeters with two embroidered cap badges for the RCAF Central Band.
(1 card, 24 items)




Estimate:  £125 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 448
Rhodesian and Royal Rhodesian Air Force badges, 1930s - 1960s. Panel of cap and collar badges, metal, anodized and composite. (1 panel, 25 items)
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 449
A GROUP OF ROYAL AIR FORCE ITEMS Including a number of embroidered badges to include the Flying Training Command, Coastal Command and Strike Command, together with a selection of pipe band tartans, a file containing a cloth University Air Squadron badges including Oxford, Wales, Southampton and Manchester, a file containing RAF Regiment DZ Patches, together with a large collection of cloth and metal air force badges.
(Lot)


Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 450
A GROUP OF ROYAL AIR FORCE ITEMS Including metal badges of the London Balloon Corp and Air Battalion, a bronze Balloon School Commemorative Medallion dated 1907, cloth epaulettes, some with gold embroidery, cloth arm bands for the RAF Postal Service and RAFP, and a number of buttons and belt buckles.
(Lot)

Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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