Monday, 28 January 2013

RAF

Per Ardua ad Astra
An Eagle (or, as has been suggested, an Albatross) superimposed on a circlet surmounted by a crown. The original circlet was a garter and buckle from 1918 to 1923. The motto translate as "Through Adversity to the Stars"

for a Taphophile Tragics at Hamilton Cemetery

3 comments:

Lowell said...

I was reading about WWII and its aftermath today...this just brought the horror of war home again. A dead hero is still dead and a waste of a life. So sad.

Jo said...

Very nice, clear photo -- and thanks for the info about the garter and buckle - I was wondering about that.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Interesting to have an RAF grave from WWI. I googled the badge and it did say it was originally an eagel, although I have to say it doesn't look very eagel like.

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