This is a circa late 1930s donation pin for the Australian Air League (AAL). The AAL was started in 1934 by war veteran George Robey when he discovered there was no Australian organization for youths interested in aviation. The pin shows a bi-plane above the motto TO DEFEND TO DEVELOP. The bottom of the pin reads SOLD BY GEN. SECTY. ONLY.
Circa late 1930s.
Approximately 13/16” in diameter.
This is from a civil aviation collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX12 LEEX2/12
7+ (Very Fine+): The pin has some minor wear and fading and tarnish on the reverse only.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.