RAF Flight Engineer Brevet Badge

Authentic WW2 RAF Flight Engineers brevet badge depicting bronze laurel branches encircling the capital letter “E”, with a single wing, extending to the right as viewed, in cream, on a padded period background.

Product ID: 1921


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RAF Flight Engineer Brevet Badge

The Flight Engineer half brevet was introduced in 1942. . The first half brevet was introduced between 1915 and 1918 for Observers. This remained the only one until that for Air Gunners was introduced in 1939, which introducing the pattern of letters contained in a wreath that was followed by all subsequent such half brevets. The growth in such brevets was driven by the introduction of larger aircraft and therefore larger crews with specialist skills. The half brevets were worn in the same manner as the pilots’ flying badge, on the left breast, above the medal ribbons. Several variants of the brevets exist, with the number of feathers ranging from twelve to seventeen.