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LEATHER RANK TABS
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:59:03 AM »
found these while once again rummaging through the "bottomless box "

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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 12:12:54 PM »
Nice. Difficult to date these. Could be WW2 off an A2 or post-war, 50s >60s. They used the leather rank insignia on flight suits and jackets until replaced by either cloth or plastic encased ones.
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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:07:32 PM »
Nice Carl I like those .
I think the bottom two are almost certainly wartime ?
but like Ian said they're difficult to date .
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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 12:12:51 PM »
Nice Carl I like those .
I think the bottom two are almost certainly wartime ?
but like Ian said they're difficult to date .

Im pretty sure that the "oak leaves"  are  wartime , after looking at the "class 13 catalog " 



2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 01:49:40 PM »
Came across this little snippet of information in the Class 13 catalog

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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 03:03:58 PM »
Embroidered on leather.
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Re: LEATHER RANK TABS
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »
This subject matter is being hotly debated on a leather jacket forum , the concensus at the moment is divided 50/50 as to whether  the applique style tabs were still being used after the USAAF transitioned to the AF   

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2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

 

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