Genuine Royal NEW ZEALAND Air Force METAL Pilot's flight qualification BREVET or "Pilot's Wings". EXCEPTIONALLY RARE worn ONLY by the RNZAF on Tropical Flight Suit in The Pacific Campaign. NOT shown or even mentioned?? In Warren Carrol's "Eagles Recalled" pilot wings reference book.
Marked to the reverse "44" indicating manufacture in 1944 and M&K W for Mayer & Keane badge makers Wellington, New Zealand. NO LESS than 10% of ALL AIRCREW that flew in the epic Battle of Britain were Kiwis (New Zealanders). That is despite New Zealand having the SMALLEST Air Force in the entire British Commonwealth.
Even the COMMANDER who most will credit with the ultimate RAF Victory was a NEW ZEALADER = "Kiwi Keith". Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC (15 June 1892 - 6 February 1975) was a New Zealand soldier, First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force commander. He was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in the Second World War, helping to win the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Malta. In Germany, he was supposedly known as "the Defender of London".GUARANTEED 100% GENUINE "For Life" (like all items that I sell). We will happily COMBINE these....... That because WE MUST PAY G.
An invoice (GST RECEIPT) will be issued IF REQUESTED? 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 this country: NZ. This item can be shipped worldwide.