France - World War I Wings

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Kris Johnston Collection
3/12/2002
1912-1917 badge of a flyer. Worn by pilots, navigators and observers. A true first wings in French aviation insignia. All former were of single wing design. Badge in wire bullion on black wool backing.
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"B" with (a very low) number 1768

Cliff Presley Collection
11/21/2004
WW 1 French Aeroplane Observer Brevet. Regulation 1916 model.
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Cliff Presley Collection
12/4/2004
WW1 French Pilot wing badge awarded to Americans who received their training in France.
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Cliff Presley Collection
10/2/2010
WW1 French Aircrew (Bombers, Machine Gunners, Mechanics and Photographers)
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Ship "Anchor" with number 656

Cliff Presley Collection
4/27/2013
Rare WW1 French Seaplane Pilot badge. There were only 748 French Navy Seaplane pilots.
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50 mm
30 mm
Augis Lyon

George Benedict Collection
7/1/2013
French Air Force WW1 1916-18 pattern badge for a student pilot made by Augis Lyon.
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Cliff Presley Collection
2/27/2016
WW1 French Officer Arm Insignia
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75 mm wingspan
40 mm

Two rings with pin
Albert Honlinger Collection
11/05/2019
Prototype badge for licensed military aviation pilots. (See the book by Philippe Bartlett : French Military Aeronautical Branch Badges up to 1918)
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45 mm
24 mm

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Albert Honlinger Collection
11/05/2019
"Insigne Armee de l'Air ESCADRILLE SAL 16" (Badge of the flying squadron "SAL 16") The designation of the squadrons included the identification of the type of aircraft followed by a serial number. Subsequently, we will find among the most common appellations : "SPA" for a squadron equipped with SPAD, "N" for Nieuport, "SAL" for Salmson etc.
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Aviation Wings and Badges of the World Wars