Antique Royal Flying Corps Badge in 18K Solid Gold. England, 1914-18

Historic antique Royal Flying Corps (RFC) badge in 18K solid gold. With period photographs.



This stunning piece is an antique Royal Flying Corps (RFC) badge made of 18-carat solid gold and accompanied of a series of original war photographs. The badge dates from World War I (1914-18) and is a fully original piece. It comes in its storing case and comes with three photographs of the same period depicting images of airplanes. The photographs are not reproductions. The badge is also perfectly preserved, being both an interesting and beautiful item. The badge bears a hallmark with the inscription 18 CT (18 Carat) that testifies for the quality of the gold it is made of. Its design depicts the fine logo that identified this famous air arm of the British Army: the initials RFC framed by a laurel wreath and the royal crown on top, with two spread wings on both sides. All the lovers of ancient pieces related to the history of the 10th century will appreciate the beauty and authenticity of this antique Royal Flying Corps badge.Royal Flying Corps (RFC) - HistoryThe Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. During the early part of the war, the RFC supported the British Army by artillery co-operation and photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots. Later, it also included the strafing of enemy infantry and emplacements, the bombing of German military airfields and eventually the strategic bombing of German industrial and transportation facilities.

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