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WW1 WOMENS LEGION [LADY LONDONDERRYS] CAP BADGEA fine scarce gilding / bronzed metal Womens Legion Cap badge, with brooch fixing to reverse.
Pressure from women for their own uniformed service to assist the war effort began in August 1914. Many organisations sprang up, such as the Women’s Volunteer Reserve and Lady Londonderry’s Women’s Legion, which provided cooks for Army camps.
The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was established in December 1916. Its formation was largely due to a War Office investigation which showed that a large number of non-combatant tasks were being performed by soldiers in France. It was clear that women could do many of these jobs, potentially freeing up 12,000 men for service in the front line. The first party of 14 women arrived on the Western Front on 31 March 1917. Eventually, 9,000 women served with the unit in France.
WOMENS LAND ARMY 10 YEARS SERVICE GILT & ENAMEL BADGE A very scarce Womens Land Army 10 year service badge. Die-cast gilt crowned laurel wreath with wheatsheaf set on a green enamel ground. JR Gaunt, London Brooch pin VGC
Code: 53088Price: 200.00 GBP
ROYAL HORSE GUARDS GV1R CAP BADGEA good die stamped bronze example. Slider to the reverse.
WW2 VOLUNTEER WORKER [FOR THE FORCES] BADGEA fine enamel badge, numbered 47488 & J R Gaunt London stamp to reverse. Badge excellent condition, sorry for the flash, but I assure you the badge is fine.
The VW for the Forces badge was issued by the Directorate of Voluntary Organizations from 1940 until the end of the war in 1945.
To qualify for the badge and certificate, one had to provide at least three months (about 600 hours) voluntary work in aid of the war effort. All badges were individually numbered.
Code: 52696Price: 40.00 GBP
WOMENS VOLUNTARY SERVICE WW2 W.V.S CIVIL DEFENCE ARM BADGEA fine original Second World War period Women's Voluntary Service 'W.V.S Civil Defence felt cloth uniform badge. One moth hole as seen on photos.
RADNOR HOME GUARD CAP BADGE A fine post 1953 brass cap badge to the Radnor Home Guard, With slider to the reverse.
Reference K & K 2435
HOME GUARD SHOULDER TITLE PRINTED DESIGNATION. A printed WW 2 example of the shoulder designation Home Guard, 13th Battalion Hampshire. Black on khaki.
HOME GUARD WW2 CLOTH SHOULDER TITLEA good early WW2 of hand embroidered pale yellow letters on khaki cloth titles.
Code: 51281Price: 12.00 GBP
Code: 51282Price: 12.00 GBP
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