WW2 Home Front - British Red Cross Society (BRCS) Voluntary Aid Detachment ( VAD) Mobile Felt Cloth Arm Badge - attributed
A good example of a Second World War British Red Cross Society silk embroidered felt badge worn by the Mobile unit of the Voluntary Aid Detachments on the arm of the uniform. Good condition with some evidence of service wear, and has ink annotations on the reverse white backing cloth as follows: BRCS Notts 32, 6319 M A Smith. Presumably the 32 is reference to a Nottinghamshire Detachment number... read more
WW2 North African Campaign White Metal Theatre Made Souvenir Brooch Tunis 1943
A rough sand cast example no doubt made for Allied Forces following the capture of Tunis in 1943. Circa 4cm across with original pin fitting. An attractive design in the form of a crescent with a camel, mosque and date palm with the date 1943 and Tunis incorporated into the design. Most likely a victory souvenir sold in the souks and bazaars of Tunis.
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Radnor Home Guard ( HG) Brass Cap Badge, QEII Issue
A good stiff brass badge with original slider. Queens crown denotes post 1952. Welsh Home Guard unit, 2nd phase, 1951 to 1957.
In December 1951, the Home Guard, disbanded in 1945, was again raised, to be finally stood down in July 1957. Some units had badges produced at their own expense, and this included the Radnor Home Guard. The county was in the South Wales Borderers' recrui... read more
Free French / France Navy, FNLF Cross of Lorraine, Forces Navales Françaises Libres Enamel Pin Badge
Kite shaped enamel pin brooch supporters' badge with original pin fixing and clasp. Stamped on reverse registered design 83830 (circa 1941). Circa 3.3cm tall and 1.1cm wide. In good condition with only minor surface wear to the enamel.
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WW2 Home Front Free French France Libre Wings & Sword enamel pin brooch badge
Some damage to enamel on left as you look at it, otherwise in good condition with original pin and clasp fitting. Circa 3.3cm wide. Scarce.
See the latest offering from the Military Heraldry Society's Formation Sign Issue 281 March 2021 for a French NAAFI female worker wearing one of these - posing next to an accordion.
At only £17 a year for UK subscriptions, w... read more
WW2 Netherlands Dutch Army Free Forces Cap Badge - Gaunt London
Brass WW II cap badge with original slider to the reverse bearing maker maker's details for JR Gaunt London (no full stop). The Royal Lion of the House of Orange above a scroll "Nederland". In very good condition.
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WW2 Home Front MTTC Mechanised Transport Training Corps Bronze Cap Badge
A scarce original early Second World War 1939 to 1940 period Mechanised Transport Training Corps hat badge in the form of a motor car wheel and tyre, the voided centre bearing crossed spanners each with a raised letter 'MTTC' with motto scroll below 'Pro Patria' all in die cast light coloured bronze with original pin fittings. Circa 2.9cm in diameter. In excellent condition.
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WW2 BBC London Calling Leaflet
A rare original WW2 BBC leaflet for the British Broadcasting Corporation giving details of weekly information broadcasts sent out from London by Morse Code around the world including occupied Europe. Circa 8 inches by 5 inches and printed in ten languages over four sides on wartime austerity paper. In good condition, has been folded but no damage, repairs or annotations.
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WW2 Home Front Collectable - Economy Plastic National Savings Pin
A scarce National Savings gold coloured cellulose acetate plastic economy badge issued after 1942 due save on metals for the war effort (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Bakelite). Badge is Circa 3cm tall excluding length of pin. In very good condition.
Featured in "Doing Their Bit" by Jon Mills, p192.
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WW2 Greetings National Savings Stamp Christmas Xmas Gift Card
A scarce original wartime National Savings stamp savings greeting card. Unused and in very good condition. The card is circa 12cm by 9.5cm.
This one shows a British Infantry sentry on a starry night looking out over Bethlehem a combined operations formation sign on his greatcoat sleeve. Inside somebody has written in pencil "1943".