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WW2 Rare Polish Air Force Eagle Blackpool 1940


Lead, 48mm x 40mm, Circa 1940, Blackpool UK

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World War Two period Polish Air Force cap eagle badge for Other Ranks and Non-Commissioned Officers. Made in the United Kingdom for the Polish Air Force in Exile. Made from cast lead, smooth reverse with a faintly visible embossed inscription “Blackpool 1940”. Brass lugs repaired. A scarce example made in the early period of the Air Force in the United Kingdom.

Polish eagle cap badge depicting an eagle with spread wings sitting on an amazon shield. The head is topped with a closed crown, surrounded by a pair of Polish Hussars Wings to the sides .

A similar version of the eagle is mentioned in the book by Tomasz Zawistowski. “Polskie Orły na Czapki 1939-45” on page 116, illustration 231.