WWII era RAF Sweetheart wings
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You are viewing an original RAF WWII enameled sweetheart wings broach. Royal Air Force, Battle of Britain era jewelry, very clean, made with colored enameling over gold
filled silver. The enameling is 100%, and the pin is hallmarked with "official bundles for Britain by Monet " and it still has its original professionally installed straight pin attachment
intact and in good order.
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Sweetheart badges and pins were often given to a female loved one, by their soldier lover, son (usually), or father. They could have been supplied, for a cost, by
the quartermaster or by a private organization, such as Birks. Most were simply converted uniform devises from the regiment, and were available in the tuck shops. Many, if not all of the
battalions and regiments had this type of inspirational badge. As the war dragged on, many of the givers were lost in battle, (one of two or 50% of the CEF were either wounded or killed by
1918.) Consequently, these items became very cherished memorials by their recipients. Therefore they are generally called sweethearts?
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.