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WAAF BADGE

WAAF BADGE
Author: richmond_trl
Time Stamp:
10:36:06 Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Post:
I have been told of a WW2 WAAF collar badge which is just like the standard one but also has the letters 'VHLM' on it...anyone know what this means?

Richmond.


RE: WAAF BADGE
Author: David Duxbury (Guest)
Time Stamp:
04:51:19 Friday, April 23, 2004
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Richmond,

Sorry to answer a question with another question, but the British WAAF wore an RAF badge ("airman" or "officer" as appropriate)on her cap only, and never one on the collar. Stangely the Australian WAAFs had a "WAAAF" hat badge, and New Zealand WAAFs, along similar lines to the RAF, used standard RNZAF airman or officer hat badge as appropriate. I believe British WAAFs also wore the "A" shoulder badges early in WW2 as well, although the use of these gradually faded out as the war progressed. Trust that some other 'browser" will be able to answer your query very soon.

David D


RE: WAAF BADGE
Author: Ian Brown (Guest)
Time Stamp:
08:51:56 Friday, April 23, 2004
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Perhaps the WAAF Association can help? They can be contacted via their website at www.waafassociation.org.uk


RE: WAAF BADGE
Author: René Romainville (Guest)
Time Stamp:
09:32:32 Friday, April 23, 2004
Post:
Hello,

It is very possible that I am completely wrong, but can these letters refers to an another nation; for example Netherland

the letter V for vrouw = woman

H ?

LM for Luchtmacht = Air force

Regards

Ren romainville


RE: WAAF BADGE
Author: Ken MacLean (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:16:50 Friday, April 23, 2004
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South African WAAF cap badge. Photo of it here:

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/southafrica/southafricainsignia.shtml


Re: WAAF Badge
Author: allanoftruro
Time Stamp:
17:57:07 Friday, April 23, 2004
Post:
Hi Guys

I have just looked at a photo of my mother - who enlisted in the WAAF on 7 September 1939, and after being initially at Kidbrooke served at HQ Balloon Command as telephonist - and it clearly shows RAF in the cap badge. Also, she is not wearing any badges on her collar. The only badges on her uniform are the RAF eagle showing on her left shoulder with an "A" for Auxiliary underneath. A treasured family possession is a tablecloth marked HQ Balloon Command 1940 with the signatures of the people she worked with embroidered on it. I also hold her 1940 diary, which makes interesting reading. cheers - Allan