Yanks in the RAFFebruary 13 2008 at 5:50 AM
|Alex (Login gate1)|
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I think they equated the pay of a junior USAAF Officer to that of an RAF Group Captain! There was a little silver badge given to Americans who transferred to the US forces from the RAF. It has featured on the site before (and copies are on ebay)and its frequently referred to (wrongly) as an Eagle Squadron badge, but in fact was a thankyou gift from the Air Ministry to any American who had served in the RAF before America came into the war.
So as it was given as they left the RAF, its not technically an RAF badge, although there are apparently photos of them being worn on USAAF Uniform. I havent seen one myself so if anyone has one I'd be interested in seeing it.