WW2 RCAF Cap Badge (Lot #3)
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You are viewing a WW2 RCAF silver cap badge. This was typically worn on the blue wedge cap of the RCAF. A solid silver badge made by the "stamping" method, with both original welded lugs intact. May be officer grade or perhaps a "sweetheart". Quite rare!
Sweetheart badges and pins were often given to a female loved one, by their soldier lover, son (usually), or father. They could have been supplied, for a cost, by the quartermaster or by a private organization, such as Birks. Most were simply converted uniform devises from the regiment, and were available in the tuck shops. Many, if not all of the battalions and regiments had this type of inspirational badge. As the war wore on, many of the givers were lost, and did not return. Consequently, these items became very cherished by their recipients. Therefore, they are generally called sweethearts?
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.
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