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July 31 2007 at 7:22 AM
Alex  (Login gate1)
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Response to RCAF Eagles

Hi Gary

If the badges are the same I have seen at Beltring, they are certainly accurate in as much as the design goes, but the main difference is that they seem to be printed on thin cotton (like a bedsheet) rather than the stiff canvas like material of the original. As such, instead of being quite firm, they crease and wrinkle on the uniform as they are much thinner. They do 'look' right, and I'd say for reinacting would be fine to use, if turned around so the eagles face the other way (the rear).

I have the WW2 type (so could scan if of interest) but not the 'Beltring' type. I would say though that they dont attract any interest from the collectors there, probably because they are deemed repros.

George's notes are very interesting, and the badges he talks of may be slightly different to those I have seen, but it would certainly explain the way they have been sewn on.

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