RFC CERTIFICATE & ORIGINAL WING 1917
An original framed certificate titled, "Royal Flying Corps (Officers)". This is Lieu. J.P.McRae?s "Graduation Certificate" from the Central Flying School, in Upavon, Wilts., and is dated 31st. Aug. 1917. "This is to Certify that Lieu. J.P. McRae Canadian Army Service Corps has completed a course in the military wing and is qualified for service in the Royal Flying Corps". To add to this superb document, is McRae?s wartime and original pattern 1917 RFC Wing. The felt around the edges has been trimmed but other than that it is in very fine condition. It is quite evident that the wing has been glued to the certificate and has been there for a long time. The glue has dried and the wing has shifted showing the lighter unstained document underneath, also shows areas of darker color where the dried glue has stained. Its signed in ink by the School Commandant. Document has been folded showing both horizontal and vertical folds but there does not appear to be any tears. Size of frame and document is approx. 7.5" x 8.75". The wood frame is fine with just normal scratches, dents and paint wear. The back still has most of the paper covering (its fragile and ripped) showing that it has not been tampered with. Rare matching pair, Great War Canadian RFC certificate and the wing.