28th May 2018

A 4 page advert from 1956:


Woman, 23rd April 1956.

New finds: RAAF buttons

When I was researching these buttons I was bemused to discover that the bird is meant to be a Wedge-tailed eagle. Now these are Wedge-tailed eagles …

Only the middle button even tries to approximate a wedge shaped tail, and the one on the left looks more like a pea-hen …

Canada and New Zealand have similar insignias  for their airforces. In Canada it is meant to be a  Golden eagle, in new Zealand a Haast eagle. They too have funny looking eagles on some of their buttons!

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