Original WWI British Royal Air Force Sterling Silver Tie/Lapel Pin
Original Item: Only One Available. Sweet Heart Brooches go back thousands of years. Young men off to War trying to declare their undying love to the girl of their dreams in the hope she will stay true. IMA has purchased a small collection of these romantic items purchased by a devoted Grandfather for his first Grandson and buying him one a year until the Grandfather's death 23 years later. The old man was no fool, he only bought the best, mostly sterling silver but a few in hall marked gold. Each Broach displays the emblem of the Soldier's Regiment. A gift of true love, now to be shared with the woman of your dreams.
The Royal Flying Corp was formed in 1912, three years after the Navy's Royal Naval Air Service. WW1 really was the birth of modern warfare in the sky. Air Aces became national heroes. Everyone loved a Pilot. In early 1918 the Royal Flying Corp became the Royal Air Force and was removed from the control of the army. Of course The Battle of Britain in 1940 made the Royal Air Force into legend. As Winston Churchill then said: ""NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT HAVE SO MANY, OWED SO MUCH, TO SO FEW""
This is a truly beautiful Sterling Silver Swear heart Broach displaying the Pilot's Cap Badge of King's Crown over "RAF" amid spread wings. Silver Hall Marks to rear, almost 2" in width.
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