Badges

Badges identify a person's allegiance to a cause or membership to a group. We hold many badges in our collection here at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, from military, to sporting, to political.
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Blue felt badge for the United States Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze, 1985. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Blue felt badge for the United States Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze, 1985. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Japanese naval pilot's badge, circa WWII. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Japanese naval pilot's badge, circa WWII. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Metal eidelweiss badge worn by German mountain troops, 1941. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Metal eidelweiss badge worn by German mountain troops, 1941. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

German Qualification badge - Nightfighters. Winged arrow pointing to a small swastika at centre. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

German Qualification badge - Nightfighters. Winged arrow pointing to a small swastika at centre. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Japanese metal star badge (represents Japan's Imperial Army) for fitting to Japanese steel helmet. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Japanese metal star badge (represents Japan's Imperial Army) for fitting to Japanese steel helmet. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Silver Polish Flying Badge awarded to Flight Lieutenant George Ronald Simich in recognition of services as an instructor with 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit RAF. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Silver Polish Flying Badge awarded to Flight Lieutenant George Ronald Simich in recognition of services as an instructor with 18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit RAF. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite badge. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite badge. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Embroidered badge for Operation Deep Freeze, the codename for a series of United States led missions to Antarctica. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Embroidered badge for Operation Deep Freeze, the codename for a series of United States led missions to Antarctica. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

German political badge, 1934. Inscribed, "Aufwarts aus Eigener Kraft." From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

German political badge, 1934. Inscribed, "Aufwarts aus Eigener Kraft." From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Cloth badge for the Goldfish Club - a worldwide association for those who have escaped an aircraft by parachuting into water. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Cloth badge for the Goldfish Club - a worldwide association for those who have escaped an aircraft by parachuting into water. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

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