Button, Tunic, and Compass, Royal Air Force

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by William E.G. Taylor

Materials

brass

Dimensions

  • 3-D (Escape Compass): 0.5 x 1.4cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Brass Button): 1.3 x 2.5cm (1/2 x 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Physical Description

Royal Air Force brass tunic button with tunic button compass, brass 5/8" diameter x 3/16" thick. Part of escape equipment used by downed pilots behind enemy lines.

Type

AWARDS-Insignia

Inventory Number

A19761298000

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