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Hi there

 

We came across this metal badge the other day and have no idea what it is. The person we bought it from said that it was an old SA air force badge, but we're not convinced. Any help will be appreciated.

 

Regards

Theuns

 

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JohnBenn

"A silver metal wing about 50mm wide. It has in the center an "A" in blue enamel superimposed on an "O" in white enamel. The back has a brooch pin fixing and hallmarked to J.Gaunt London. IDENTIFIED on 12/26/2012 by Steven Whyte. The wing belongs to Owen Air (Pty)Ltd, a private charter service formed in 1946 and still going strong today. They were one of the many private charter companies formed in South Africa post WWII by ex South African Air Force staff. Owen air was originally based at Youngsfield Aerodrome, Wynberg (Cape Town) and used the wing from that period well into the 1960’s. They are now based at the Cape Town International Airport."

 

 

If you scroll down you will see it.

 

Aviation Wings and Badges of World War 2 - What Is It?

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Cape Town Coins CBD

Thanks very much for the quick reply!

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Cape Town Coins CBD

By the way, mine is probably a later version, as it was made by McCallum of Cape Town (who are also still in business),

Regards

Theuns

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