Formal approval of the new Air Force Badge

20 Oct 1939

The Melbourne Argus newspaper reported that a new Air Force Badge had been approved by the Minister for Defence, Brigadier Geoffrey Street, for general use throughout the RAAF. The new design featured an Australian wedge-tailed eagle and a sprig of wattle as the main differences from the RAF badge on which it was modelled. The design was returned to London for alterations in October, and by January 1939 had been submitted to King George VI for approval.