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RAAF Hat Badges

<<< The current metal version of the RAAF hat badge ensigned with the St. Edward's Crown.

  • As with all RAAF badges the basic design mirrors the equivalent RAF badge.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Canadian Air Force badges are also in the same basic design.
1920's, eagle faces left 1920's, eagle faces right
1930s, "fat, straight wings eagle" version WW2 version, "thin" eagle faces left

Pressed copper version with "fat" eagle, full tail & straight wings. WW2 (2 versions)
RAAF Blazer badge, pre 1953

St Andrew's Crown, wings up version post 1953

St Andrew's Crown, wings up version post 1953 -variation Side cap badge, St Andrew's Crown, 1990, Officers

Side cap badge ,2002, Officers Bullion senior Officer's (Air rank), 1950's. "fat", straight winged eagle, post 1953

Air Rank (senior) Officer's "thin" eagle, St. Andrews Crown, hat badge Air Rank Officer's "thin" eagle, St Andrew's Crown side cap badge
RAAF ORs side cap badge.

4 Versions of the RAAF Metal Hat Badge with Tudor (King's) Crown

Some images from The World of Military Wings Chris Langley


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