View Full Version : Canadian Flying Services Emblems & Insignia 1914-1984 by Bill Hampson

5th March 2009, 11:27
Hi all,

I have missed unfortunately this book for 20 USD on Ebay.
Anyway the title interests me and I would like to ask if anybody could give me more details about this book and it it is worth to buy it?

Many thanks


5th March 2009, 12:09
Paperback (not hard cover), 194 pages, no colour illustrations but still an excellent reference work covering all Canadian flying services from 1914 (Canadian Aviation Corps) to the 1968 integration and unification of the forces. Curiously, it has almost nothing on flying badges (pilots' wings, flight engineer wing, etc) but a great deal on cap badges, collar badges, shoulder badges, arm bands, nationality badges, RCAF trade badges, badges worn by civilians at BCATP schools, Ground Observer Corps, service police, Air Cadet badges, and badges worn by members of specific units including aerobatic teams, and unofficial badges worn on flying suits. Also brief descriptions of such things as Pathfinder Badge, Operational Wings, Goldfish Club, Caterpiller Club and Mach Buster's Club.

If you want information of flying badges or general uniform patterns this is not recommended, but for the badges and insignia as described above - very useful.

5th March 2009, 15:19
Many thanks for info Hugh.
It seems to me it is useful so will keep looking.


Errol Martyn
5th March 2009, 21:21

There are 20 pre-loved copies advertised on bookfinder.com, though at somewhat more expensive prices than the eBay offering.