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GEC Avionics Badge

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1592
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Medal/Badge
Object Name: GEC Avionics Badge
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Not Applicable
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
40 
Height (mm):
40 
Depth (mm):
Weight (g):
16 
Location: Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

G.E.C. Avionics

Notes:

This metal badge is rather like a US Sheriff's badge and maybe that was intended. The lettering is silver on a dark blue background which is not the Company logo which had "GEC" in black and "Avionics" in red with the letter "O" shaped like a gunsight or weapon aiming marker (see related badge). The Badges which were typically given to visitors or given out at Company Open Days and Air Shows.

This badge has a clip fastener attached by epoxy resin.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.

 

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