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    Can anyone tell me ( or post a photo) of what the pilot wings for a RAF volunteer reserve pilot officer in WW2 would have looked like ( colour etc) as I have seen various different colours on the net (were there lots of variations ) Would it have RAF in the centre or VR ? I'm looking to make up a display of my Great uncle with a photo of him and his service medals & thought it would be nice to try and add some wings.
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    All RAF/RAFVR/AuxAF pilots wore the same wings with RAF in the centre

    White wings, brown laurel leaves, white crown (Kings Crown in WW2) and white letters on black background.

    The only change to this design took place recently when the RAF introduced wings for RPAS (Drone) pilots who don't have to complete the normal flying course and the laurel leaves are blue but this wouldn't apply to WW2.

    see http://www.rafweb.org/Ranks-Uniform/Badges3.htm and http://www.rafweb.org/Ranks-Uniform/Badges3A.htm

    Malcolm

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    Thanks for your help.
    Neil.

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