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    I have found this cloth badge in my grandfather's possessions along with other RAF stuff. Does anyone know it's history? The closest I have got is CUAS (Cambridge University Air Squadron) of which my Grandfather was a member in early 1942.



    Thanks in advance,

    Adam

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    Dear Adam
    I cannot find any link to confirm or deny your suspicions. I have not been able to find any similar badge featuring a phoenix. Can I suggest you contact the University Air Squadron directly to see if they have this image in their archives. Also if you get hold of his service record from Cranwell, there may be a possible link listed there. A third option is that he made a swap of patches with someone from a different unit.
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    Adam, Hi,,

    Wiki gives the following for CUAS:

    Cambridge University Air Squadron RAF
    Active 1 Oct 1925-present
    Motto: Doctrinam Accingimus Alis (Latin: We equip learning with wings)
    Insignia Identification symbol: Lion passant and guardant in front of red book with white cross.

    Looks like the badge might be a swap?

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Thanks James & Peter for your replies. I have 2 of these badges, so was originally minded that it was not a swap. But as I have drawn a blank from CUAS and all the various other units my grandfather served with during the War, you may both be right.

    I will contact CUAS and just make sure that this wasn't a "special" badge from over the years.

    Cheers,

    Adam

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