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WW2 Rare Polish Air Force Eagle Cap Badge


United Kingdom 1942-47, 45mm x 36mm, White Metal (Silver?)

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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 white metal (silver?). 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. Fitted to the cap by a pair of lugs with a pin on the reverse. Die stamped. A very fine original cap badge.

A scarce version introduced circa 1942. There are two known dies of the eagle. This example is a rarer, more finely made, hence commonly damaged/repaired. This example is in a good used condition without repairs which is extremely hard to find.

This version of the eagle is mentioned in the book by Tomasz Zawistowski. “Polskie Orły na Czapki 1939-45” on page 119, illustration 239.