This brooch celebrates women’s achievements throughout the services – those who have broken boundaries, launched legacies, and been the ‘first’ to achieve a rank or position within the Armed Forces. We feature Flight Lieutenant Julie Ann Gibson who graduated as the first female pilot in the RAF and awarded her wings in 1991. Prior to this, female pilots were only able to fly as auxiliary pilots in a non-combat role, so this really was ground-breaking.
The ripple effect texture under the red enamel on the Poppy petals represents breaking boundaries, causing a ripple effect; and the oak tree design on the poppy leaves represent acorns evolving into oak trees – from small beginnings into lasting legacies.
Each brooch is presented in a bespoke box and contains a certificate of recognition of the amazing women who have made these achievements.
- Dimensions: 5.2cm (L) x 2.8cm (W) x 1.1cm (D)
- Materials: Zinc, Brass, Enamel, Swarovski Stone, Preciosa Maxima Stone