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RFC Lapel / Sweetheart Badge

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rolt968

In an ongoing major tidy up I have come across my grandfather's RFC Lapel badge which he gave to my grandmother. It was something of a relief as I thought I might have mislaid it. (As it turns out it was not where I thought it was!) It is also a relief as I had begun to doubt whether it was RFC rather than RAF.

 

Anyway. It leads me to the problem. As I am getting older and have no close relatives - where does it go after my death (not too soon I hope)?

 

Firstly I do not want it sold. I suspect that they are relatively common so in itself it will be of no great interest to museum. ( When I was at the RAF Museum at Hendon some years ago I spoke to someone who said that they would like to see it since it could be connected to a particular airman.)

 

The family photos are to go to a distant relative so I suppose I could add it to them.

 

I would welcome advice.

 

I was going to post a photo, but the camera battery was flat! I will post a photo as soon as possible.

 

RM

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ARABIS

I would keep it with the photos you are giving to your distant relative, making sure they know its importance. It's always better to keep things together.

 

ARABIS.

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ForeignGong
10 minutes ago, ARABIS said:

I would keep it with the photos you are giving to your distant relative, making sure they know its importance. It's always better to keep things together.

 

ARABIS.

I agree, as I have done the same with my family pieces.

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rolt968

Thank you,

 

That makes sense as there will be pictures of my grandfather in uniform. (My avatar is a picture of grandfather who survived WW1 but collapsed and died in his late 40s.)

 

RM

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Starlight

Is this the type of badge you have? My grandfather worked in Botley and Lewis (a jewellers in Reading, Berkshire) prior to and subsequent to serving with 6 Squadron and he had this 'sweetheart' lapel badge made for his fiancee (my grandmother). There is no form of identification on the badge or box.

 

Steve

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rolt968
4 hours ago, Starlight said:

Is this the type of badge you have? My grandfather worked in Botley and Lewis (a jewellers in Reading, Berkshire) prior to and subsequent to serving with 6 Squadron and he had this 'sweetheart' lapel badge made for his fiancee (my grandmother). There is no form of identification on the badge or box.

 

Steve

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That's interesting. The colours of mine are the opposite way round: blue wings, white around the RFC. (Also mine isn't in such good condition!)

 

(I am struggling to get a photo as my camera's autofocus keeps focusing on the background rather than the badge.)

 

RM

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