WWI French Air Force 'Cicogne' Escadrille Badge of SPA 23


WWI French Air Force 'Cicogne' or Stork Escadrille Badge of SPA 23

This unit was formed at Brie on 4th August 1914 under the command of Capitaine Auguste de Reverend. On 20 September 1915 it was re-equipped with Nieuports and became Escadrille N23. On 3 February 1917 it was posted to VII Armee and soon after moved to support II Armee. On 19 March 1918, the escadrille earned the fourragere of the Croix de Guerre by being cited, for downing 23 enemy airplanes. The unit subsequently retooled with SPAD fighters, but did not change its designation to Escadrille SPA.23 until August 1918. Wartime victories for Escadrille SPA.23 totalled 59 aircraft destroyed

This extremely high quality solid silver insignia of the squadron measures 51mm x 10mm. It has a jewelry type pin and is hallmarked on the reverse with the makers name and silver content stamp.

WWI French Air Force 'Cicogne'  Escadrille Badge of SPA 23
CODE : SP9117

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