WW2 Free French 'Amis des Voluntaires Francais' AVF supporters badge
A scarce original Second World War period English made 'Free French supporters pin badge' small gilt circular example enamelled in the colour of the French flag, bearing a 'Cross of Lorraine' and the initials 'AVF' (Amis des Voluntaires Francais). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, but gilt finish a bit dulled.
Circa 19mm in diameter.
The AVF co-ordinated all offers of help and gifts for the welfare of the French Volunteers*. The AVF aimed to establish a link between organisations and individuals who wished to extend moral and material aid to the French Volunteers and also those assisting the French Forces fighting for the Allied cause. The AVF’s work also included setting up of canteens, hostel facilities and clubs for French troops and French civilian evacuees in Britain.
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