badge, rank, British, sealed pattern, Royal Air Force, Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service, Wing Officer
badge, bag, 2x labels, seal.
Badge: Rank badge for a Group Officer of the Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service, being a gilding metal vertical oval across the voided centre of which four equal-sized parallel bars, over all a nickel silver Caduceus topped by a pair of spread wings surmounted by a St. Edward's (Queen's) crown. To the reverse, the remnants of a pin-back fixing.
Bag: Small cotton draw-string bag.
Label 1: Standard Pattern No: 35R/1886, Specification No: (blank), Catalogue No: 8455-99-132-4537; Designation: Badge Rank Mess Dress PM RAF NS (Brooch) Group Officer; 'Supplies shall differ from this Pattern in the following respects:-' 'Badge made from GM 85/15, Mount 10% nickle silver, Fittings copper and brass'; Approved: (Signature), Date sealed: 18.10.77; Stamped: CANCELLED.
Reverse: Six production notations from 18.6.79 to 4/12/90; Stamped: CANCELLED.
Label 2: Standard Pattern; Pattern No: 35R/1886, Specification No: UK/SC/5126, NATO Stock No: 8455-99-132-4537; Designation: Badge Rank PMRAFNS Group Officer Officer; Special Note/Comment: 'Badge made from GM 85/15, Mount 10% nickle silver, Fittings copper and brass'; Approved: (blank), Date sealed: (blank); Stamped: RESEALED.
Seal: Small lead disc.
Card on reverse: Issued to [illegible] 18/06/75; Firmin & Sons Ltd 22/10/87; WM Dowler & Sons Ltd 9/11/87; WM Dowler & Sons 14/03/88; London Badge 21/08/90; Firmin & Sons plc 04/12/90.