Romania - Between The Wars

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After the death of his father King Ferdinand in 1927 and the brief regency of his son Michael I, King Carol II, who had abdicated the Romanian crown following his elopement with his mistress, was asked to return and take the crown in in 1930. Carol abdicated the throne again in 1940 and was replaced by his son, Michael I.

The insignia of the Aeronautica Regala Romana (ARR), or the Romanian Royal Aeronautics incorporated the heraldry of the King Carol II, replacing the dual facing "F" cypher of the previous King Ferdinand. This was a pair of interlocking "C" cyphers facing away from each other.

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43.4 mm
43.0 mm
22.2 grams
Joseph Reschl Fii, Bucarest
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Jacques Pey Collection
2/25/2002
This is the Michael Cypher pilot badge.
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37.3 mm
48.0 mm, 36.3 mm at crown
16.2 grams

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12/25/2003
This is the Michael Cypher observer badge. The inlaid enamel on the left leg of M has been damaged. The badge is quite vaulted and is of two-piece construction. The golden crown MI is attached to the badge with 2 rivits.
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66 mm
36.2 mm
9.2 grams

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3/3/2002
This is the Carol Cypher (after King Carol) pilot badge.
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Tod Rathbone Collection
4/12/2020
Military Pilot badge - metal
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Tod Rathbone Collection
4/12/2020
Military Pilot badge - bullion
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34.8 mm
44.5 mm
13.2 grams

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4/10/2002
The is the Carol Cypher Observer badge
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Tod Rathbone Collection
4/12/2020
Military Observer badge - metal
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Tod Rathbone Collection
4/12/2020
Officer's cap badge - bullion
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars