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Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11325
Period: George V
Year: 1914-1918
Silversmith: James Fenton
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 2 grams
Dimensions: 4.1 cm
Condition: Excellent, pin and hinge in full working order, safety pin and chain also perfect.

Description: A RFC (Royal Flying Corps) 9 carat gold pilot's wing sweetheart brooch, dating back to the Great War (World War I). The RFC logo between two feathered wings is mounted on a slender bar (also 9 carat gold), which is clearly hallmarked J.F for James Fenton of Birmingham, and 9CT for nine carat gold. The hinge and clasp are also gold, the pin is not. This brooch also has a suspension ring with gold chain and gold safety pin, to prevent the brooch being lost. This brooch is quite small and light, but still a rare and lovely item. The RFC was established in 1912, and in 1918 it was merged with the Royal Naval Air Service to form the Royal Air Force (RAF), so only existed for 6 years. 11 RFC members received the Victoria Cross during the War, mortality rates for pilots was extremely high.
Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War
Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War

Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War
RFC gold pilots wing sweetheart brooch

Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War
RFC gold sweetheart brooch, safety pin, clasp

Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War
James Fenton 9 carat gold hallmarks

Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch - The Great War
Royal Flying Corps Gold Pilots Wing Sweetheart Brooch

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