Headgear Badges


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Officers peak cap device in bullion thread. There is a Metal version of this badge to be worn on the sidecap. Officers’s Cap badge – worn on Side Caps and older berets. This consists of two badges – The Ashoka emblem and the IAF eagle which are bolted onto a metal plate which is placed inside the cap.
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¬†Embroidered Cap Badge for Berets. The embroidered patch is worn on the berets when worn on the field dress. Airman’s Cap badge – worn on Peak Caps, Side Caps or berets. Similar to the Officers badge above, but with a wreath and the legend Bharatiya Vayus Sena in Hindi.
World War Two era Officer and OR’s Sidecap badge. Since the letter ‘R’ is missing, this would put the badge in the pre-1945 era. RIAF-Cap-Badge.jpg (24225 bytes)

Acknowledgements: Beret Cloth Badge courtesy of David Zothanasanga

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