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

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

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RNZAF
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Corrine May09 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'Sullivan25 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