A Small Collection of Early Post War RAF Police Auxiliaries Insignia
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A collection of Post War RAF Police Auxiliaries insignia comprising:
Kings Crown Cap Badge in silvered Brass (Fixing post re attached).
Queens Crown Cap Badge in white metal.
1958 Pattern Curved Shoulder Title for the blue service dress/battledress.
3 Woven Shirt Shoulder Titles for wear on the tropical shirt.
After the end of World War Two, the air-force, like the other services was rapidly downsized and the RAF Police was drastically reduced in size. With the cold war and the armed conflicts breaking out in many former colonies, authority was given for the recruitment of local auxiliaries to provide security at RAF bases in several countries. Starting in Singapore, more soon followed in the middle east and far east as well as Cyprus and Germany.
The cap badge can be seen on various forms of headgear including the beret, sun helmet and turban. In 1953 the original Kings Crown version of the badge was replaced by a new Queens Crown version.
Formerly part of the Gordon Williamson collection
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