Pilot Wings

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Silver Wing (Pre 1994) Silver Wing (Since 1994)
   
             
Service Dress (Pre 1994)  Service Dress (Since 1994)  Service Dress (Since 2009)
     

             

Flight Suit & Jumper (Pre 1994) Flight Suit & Jumper (Since 1994) Field Dress (Since 200)
     
               
 Mess Dress Mess Dress Variation Field Dress (ISAF 2012)
     

 

Since the introduction of Pilot wings there has not been a consistent design.  The pre 1994 and post 1994 series did not adhere to the actual description in the Dress Regulation.  In 2007 it was decided by the GOC Air Corps and the dress committee to standardise the wings (Silver,  Subdued and Bullion) to be the same shape.

The pilot metal (sliver) wing which is awarded at the wings ceremony is named and dated.  It is quite expensive to purchase and easy to lose when worn on a daily basis.  In July 2009 a metal wing (chromed) was introduced on an optional basis for general wear which then allows the silver wing to be worn on the mess dress uniform.  The replacement is serial numbered and dated 2009.

 

 

Pilot Wings Variations

There was no standard for flight suit wings until November 2006.  It was down to whatever was ordered at the time.  SAR Squadron tried to standardise the wing in 1999 and directed that all pilots of the Squadron should wear the wing shown (Mackey), a good idea that just did not work.
In November 2006 a new variation was introduced for the flight suit and flight jacket.  This was done to introduce a level of standardisation.           I designed this variation.  It is 100mm x 50mm with velcro backing. 

 

1992 Variation 1989 Variation  Variation
1992 Variation 1994 Variation 1996 Variation
2003 Variation 2006 Variation  SAR Pilots (1999)
1997 Variation 1997 Variation Display Team (1996)

In November 2006 a new variation was introduced for the flight suit and flight jacket.  This was done to introduce a level of standardisation.  With this introduction the aim is that the actual wings will be the same design no matter what the format is.  I designed this variation.  It is 100mm x 50mm with velcro backing.  NOTE:  This wing size and colour matches the enlisted ranks wing and the aircraft badge.

 

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