badge, rank, British, Air Training Corps, Adult Warrant Officer
Rank badge to an adult Warrant Officer of the Air Training Corps, being a Queen's crown embroidered in pale blue onto a blue-grey fabric backing cut to shape.
This badge, worn on each sleeve, was introduced in 1958 when the ATC uniform changed to battledress and replaced a flying eagle within a laurel wreath (see INS 41210).
The Air Training Corps was formed in February 1941, absorbing most of the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC) in the process. The success of the ADCC had demonstrated the advantages to early training of cadets who entered quickly into active service once they had entered the RAF or Fleet Air Arm. The ATC was integrated into the RAF as part of Training Command. After the Second World War, the ATC became part of Reserve Command and bore the objective of promoting the Air Force and providing training.