The Womens' Royal Australian Air Force Cap/Hat Badge: In gold, this is an excellent reproduction. The badge is secured by two posts and clutch pins. The WRAAF was founded following the demise of the WWII RAAF Womens' Auxiliary, and functioned until 1977, when all women members become members of the RAAF. The Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) was formed in March 1941 after considerable lobbying by women keen to serve and by the Chief of the Air Staff who wanted to release male personnel serving in Australia for service overseas. The WAAAF was the largest of the Second World War women's services. It was disbanded in December 1947. A new Australian womens' air force was formed in July 1950 and in November became the Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF). When the WRAAF was disbanded female personnel were absorbed into the mainstream RAAF. Australia's first female air force pilots graduated in 1988 and today, with the exception of the airfield defence units, there are few jobs within the RAAF barred to women.
Royal Australian Air Force plaque badge. Hand enamelled gold badge. These are perfectly-sized badges to feature in any presentation; on a service plaque, family honour board, a framed collection of military memorabilia, a personal or unit service framed set - anywhere you want an air force badge to make a bold statement.
Royal Australia Air Force cap/hat badge. Excellent reproduction of the RAAF post WW2 (current) badge. Current issue (post 1953) St Edward (Queens) Crown version in gold. The badge is secured by two posts and clutch pins.
Royal Australian Air Force hat/cap badge. King's Crown version worn between the establishment of the air force in 1921 through to 1953 including the second world war years. An antique brass perfect reproduction. The badge measures approximately 50mm high x 45mm wide is secured by two posts and clutch pins.