VERY VERY SCARCE 2nd World War (1944 Dated) Royal New Zealand Air Force Tropical Issue flight suit flight qualification brevet. Used ONLY by the R. And by them ONLY in the Tropical Theaters (The Pacific).
"SIGNED & DATED" MAKER marked = M. 44 for Mayer and Keane Wellington (New Zealand) 1944. VERY FEW of these RNZAF pilot wings were ever made Likely LESS than 1-200 pair of pilot's wings. In Warren Carroll's awesome flight brevet collector's reference "Eagles Recalled". They also made 1/2 wing brevet for navigaror, bomb aimer, engineer etc.
These tend to be even scarcer than these "full wings". That BECAUSE the vast majority of the aircraft flown by the TINY RNZAF in The Pacific during WW2 were single-seater FIGHTERS.
Toward the END of their breif production-run, Mayer & Keane's STAMPING DIE became well-worn' and the "signature details" SEEN HERE (clearly) are NOT PRESENT on many of those wings produced toward the end of their brief manufacturing run (ONLY made back in 1944). To the OTHER "sales commission" they ALREADY charged us on the ITEM's sale? Of everything you pay us :.
HOWEVER on the brighter side for YOU the customer?? The minimum WEIGHT -CHARGE for the tracked parcel is (starts at) 500 Grams (over ONE POUND weight). So you can INCLUDE MANY MANY more badge-size items in same parcel at NO ADDITIONAL cost. BECAUSE we must PAY GST on all locally-delivered sales. A GST receipt (invoice) will be issued on request.
Add a map to your own listings. The item "RARE 1944 Dated RNZAF Pilot's Wings METAL New Zealand Air Force TROPICAL Pattern" is in sale since Thursday, October 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland (aprox.12,000 "clicks" from USA). This item can be shipped worldwide.