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badge, unofficial award, British, Goldfish Club

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Catalogue number
  • INS 7533
Materials
  • cloth
Dimensions
  • general: Height 52 mm
  • general: Width 38 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: badge, unofficial award, British, Goldfish Club
  • SIMPLE NAME: badge, British
Object Type
badge
Category
uniforms and insignia

Label

Second World War period unofficial British award. Airmen who were rescued after crashing/landing in the sea and taking to their dinghies qualified for Goldfish Club membership and were eligible for the badge. The club was founded by the P B Cow and Company of Farnborough, manufacturers of rubber aircraft survival dinghies, and was supported by other makers of aircrew rescue dinghies. Note that a second bar, another wavy line, could be added to the badge to denote a second ditching. The badge was not worn on uniform.

History note

ref. Carroll, 'Eagles Recalled', p. 166.

Physical description

black cloth badge (H 52mm x W 38mm) with a goldfish emblem embroidered in gold bullion, and a grey bullion wing above and two wavy blue lines below in fabric thread.

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