Latvia Flying Club

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The Latvian Aero Club (Latvijas Aeroklubs) was established in 1920. It was the primary learning, promotion and support organization for all aviation activities in Latvia. It funded the acquisition of aircraft and the training of new pilots. It was key to organizing the Latvian Air Regiment and awarded its colors and flags in 1924. Many regiment pilots were also members of the of the club.

All information courtesy of Tod Rathbone

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Image courtesy of Chris Langley's The World of Military Wings
3/10/2010
This is the Latvian Flying Club badge. Most military pilots in Latvia learned to fly first as members of the Latvian Flying Club. Those who were trained by the LAK were allowed to wear this badge on their uniform. I have examples of images of Naval and Army people NOT wearing the military flying badge but wearing the LAK badge and other images showing both the Army and the Navy pilots wearing the LAK badge and others wearing only the military badge on their uniform. It was obviously an acceptable part of uniform identification. The badge was available in three sizes. This example is about the same size as the naval badge, but there are two smaller versions and these all seem to show up in various uniform pix. As these were worn through until 1940, I think they deserve showing on your site like the other badges. - Chris Langley
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Tod Rathbone Collection
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Tod Rathbone Collection
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LAK miniature badge
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