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User currently offlineThomsonfly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 229 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Hello,
Recently I have had the urge to delve into some old pictures and memorabilia that I have come across and something I found was a picture of BOAC crew who operated the first flight to JFK, a single shot of a woman in uniform close up and a pair of BOAC wings. Could anybody explain though why the BOAC uniform includes a large letter 'S' on the wings?

For an example of a pic of BOAC wings to see what I am referring to, visit uniform freak.com under BOAC.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

Mark

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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7459 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Quoting Thomsonfly (Thread starter):
a single shot of a woman in uniform close up and a pair of BOAC wings. Could anybody explain though why the BOAC uniform includes a large letter 'S' on the wings?

Stewardess?


User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Hi!!

maybe an acronym for STEWARD/STEWRADESS?????   



chootie
User currently offlinevc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Traditionally in BOAC only pilots had a pair of wings, with all other crew members just having a one wing badge
Like the cabin crew who had "S"on the boss, the Flight Engineer had an "E" on the boss and I believe the Navigators had an "N" but I cannot be sure of that as by the time I joined all Navigators had been replaced by pilots.


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