Royal Naval Air Service, 1914 - 1918

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Officer's cap badge of gold and silver wire embroidery with a silver eagle below the crown.

Rating's Cap Badge.

Officer's sleeve eagles, as worn above the rank braid.


Engineer's arm badge woven in gold wire.

Observer's wings in gilt metal worn on the lower sleeves above rank braid.

Airframe Mechanic's badge woven in gold wire

Worn by officers of the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were attached to the RNAS.

Airframe Mechanic's badge  woven in red embroidery.

Squadron Commander with 8 years seniority.

  Rating's arm badge woven in gold wire.

Flight Commander's shoulder board.

Rating's arm badge woven in red embroidery.

Flight Lieutenant's shoulder board.

Shoulder title woven in red embroidery.

Collar badge.

Silver and Tortoiseshell Sweetheart brooch.

Hallmarked Birmingham 1917.

Tunic Buttons. Note: that these were also worn by the RAF for a short period of time.





Rank Tables.
Table of Rank comparison between the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force.



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