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Socialist Yugoslavia introduced Pilot's badge (Летачки знак пилота) in 1953. First type (1953-1963) had 5 torches in the coat of arms, second type had 6 (1963-).

Golden pilot's badge (gold) was introduced in 1967 and Gilded pilot's badge introduced in 1985 (gilded silver).

Apart from these pilot badges there were also:

-Navigator's badge (Летачки знак извиђача) 1953-1967 (After 1967 no longer in use).

-Specialist's badge - also called Mechanic's badge (Летачки знак специјалисте); 2 types (1953-1963 5 torches, 1963- 6 torches).

-Parachute instructor's badge (Летачки знак падобранског инструктора); 2 types (1953-1963 5 torches, 1963- 6 torches).

-Parachute instructor 2nd class (Летачки знак падобранског инструктора II класе) 1971-1985 (After 1985 no longer in use).

-Golden parachute instructor's badge (Златни летачки знак падобранског инструктора) 1984-

Here are couple of pictures of 2nd type of Pilot's badge (1963-).

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Greetings Paul,

Pictures of Parachute instructor's badge ("I class", II class badge and golden one as well) can be found here: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/53280-yugoslavia-parachute-instructor-badge-in-gold/

One more interesting thing, compare these pilot badges with the ones of the previous, royal Yugoslavia. Communists kept almost the same design! Crown was replaced with red star and old royal coat of arms with new one...

Regards,

Radmilo

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