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WW1 VTC CENTRAL ASSOCIATION HOME FRONT BADGE
WW1 Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps VTC Home Front Badge, Buttonhole Fitting. Fattorini and Reg mark to reverse.

Code: 53332Price: 12.00 GBP


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SCOTTER [LINCOLNSHIRE] RED CROSS BRIGADE BADGE
A fine British Red Cross Society badge, with red felt backing and two loops to reverse.

Code: 53160Price: 12.00 GBP


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BRITISH RED CROSS MEDAL ANTI GAS TRAINING 1939 & AIR RAID PRECAUTION 1942 3 YEARS SERVICE
A fine gilt & enamel British Red Cross medal 3 years service. ARP Air Raid Precaution bar 1942 and Anti Gas training bar.
No 32097 to reverse.

Code: 53164Price:


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BRITISH RED CROSS MEDAL 1937 PROFICIENCY CHEMICAL WARFARE
A fine gilt & enamel British Red Cross medal with Chemical Warfare bar 1937, made by J R Gaunt London brooch fixing.
D. Meyrick 1125.

Code: 53156Price:


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WW2 MECHANISED TRANSPORT TRAINING CORPS CAP BADGE
Bronze cap badge with pin to reverse. Formed in 1939 to train drivers for the government. Later the 'Training' was dropped. Reference K&K Vol 2 2192

Code: 52807Price: 50.00 GBP


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WW2 MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS CAP BADGE
Mechanised Transport Corps WWII

Bronze cap badge with pin to reverse. Women who were trained Government drivers. 2nd type, no Training in the title. Reference K&K Vol 2 105

Code: 52806Price:


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WW1 WOMENS LEGION CAP BADGE
Brass cap badge with pin brooch fixing to reverse. Raised by Lady Londonderry in 1915. Served at home and on the Western front as motor transport and other duties. Reference K&K Vol 1 1065

A voided oval laurel wreath at the mid-point of which on each side a Tudor rose, in the centre the figure of winged Victory standing on a globe holding up a small laurel wreath. A label across the top of the surrounding wreath bears in script, WL, and across the bottom of the wreath is a scroll bearing the motto ORA ET LABORA (Prayer and Work). The remnants of a pair of lugs are on the reverse. In July-August 1915 Lady Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, helped establish the all-volunteer Women's Legion, becoming its first Director General. The British Army at this time was suffering from an acute shortage of manpower and the Legion sought to provide support services, initially in the areas of Canteen, Ambulance and Cookery branches, and from 1916, Motor Transport, the latter working largely with the RFC. It became the largest entirely volunteer body and its members adopted a military style of organization and khaki uniform. This included a cap badge depicting the figure of Victory holding a wreath, known by some within its ranks by irreverent title of “the lady with the frying pan”. The first canteen was opened at a convalescent camp in Dartford in August 1915.The Legion was officially recognized by the Army Council in February 1916 and its members were paid by the War Office. In February 1917

Code: 52808Price: 40.00 GBP


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CIVIL DEFENCE E11R ARM BADGE
A woven E11R post 1953 arm badge.

The Civil Defence Service was disbanded on 2 May 1945. On June 10, 1945, before His Majesty King George VI, a farewell parade with representatives of all the Civil Defence Services from across Great Britain took place in Hyde Park, London. Many of the duties of the service were later revived as part of the Civil Defence Corps in 1949.

Code: 52289Price: 8.00 GBP


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WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE ARM BADGE
A fine woven Kings Crown arm badge.

During 1941, the phrase ARP began to be phased out in favour of Civil Defence (CD)

Code: 52287Price: 20.00 GBP


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WW2 MOBILE VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT ARM BADGE
A fine woven Mobile VAD arm badge, hessian backed .

Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) were initially recruited from members of The Red Cross Society, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, and St Andrew’s Ambulance Association. Members were classified as either Mobile or Immobile, the former agreeing to serve overseas, the latter within reach of their homes. Mobile members were aged between 21-40 (later changed 19-45), whilst Immobile were 18-65. The role of these two respective groups was thus that Mobile members were to provide staff for Service hospitals, whilst their colleagues would be employed in Emergency Medical Services Hospitals.

Code: 52286Price: 20.00 GBP

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