Badges: an RAF Perspextive

Hopefully, readers have seen through that appalling bit of word play in the title but if you are still with us, feast your eyes on these really charming examples of sentimental RAF jewellery.

Made from perspex (ideally from the canopy of a Spitfire of course!), these all feature the classic eagle motif from the badge and could be worn as a pendant or pin brooch. The rather unusual bluebird version is a nice handmade touch.

Yet the real oddity here is the small wing with DB set into the middle. This was made from the collar badge of the RAF’s Dental Branch. The blue-grey base (sometimes pink) is the same material used to make dentures!