Spitfire Grey Nurse lapel badge
The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most famous fighter aircraft of the Second World War. It has the distinction of being the only fighter produced prior to 1939 that was manufactured right through the war, and into the years beyond.
457 Squadron nicknamed itself the “Grey Nurse Squadron” in 1944 and adorned its aircraft with a distinctive shark’s mouth on the nose, after they were re-equipped with an updated version of the Spitfire, imported from Britain, which arrived in a grey and green camouflage scheme.
This colourful enamel lapel badge has a push pin attachment. Approximate size 4.3 x 2.5 cm.