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    Hi, can anyone help.

    The RAF Squadron Crests have either a King's Crown or a Queen's Crown, why is this ?


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    Hello,
    An additional question to add to the above.
    Was there a difference between the Crown's for Squadron Crest's approved by King George V and King George VI ?
    Also if Approved by King and disbanded, when re-engaged under the Queen, did the Crown reflect the change of monarch or remain unchanged ?
    Same with Squadrons that were live through change of monarch ?
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    Hi

    Squadron Badges (not crests) have a 'Kings' or 'Queens' crown depending on who his on the throne at the time. Besides George V and VI, many badges were authorised by Edward VIII before he abdicated

    When authorised they will display the crown relevant to the monarch at the time. If the unit disbanded during the reign of one of the Kings, then the crown will remain unchanged by if a unit was still in existence after the Queen came to the throne, then the badge would have changed in the same way as all other crowns in government documentation and uniforms changed.

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    Malcolm

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    Just to add that No. 35 Squadron's badge incorporates the Tudor Crown (as it was approved by King Edward VIII in October 1936). However, the badge on the squadron’s standard incorporates the Edward’s Crown, (rather than the Tudor Crown) as it was not authorised until after the Accession of the Queen

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    Pete,

    The Queen's crown is properly known as the St. Edward's Crown, and has been in use on RAF badges since 12th November, 1954.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Edward%27s_Crown

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 31st July 2019 at 10:39.

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