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Old 11-01-18, 09:43 AM
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An unlikely source - the National Trust magazine for Spring 2018 - provides information on the property at Mount Steward, Count Down, formerly the home of Edith, Lady Londonderry (aka Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart). While acting Colonel in Chief of the Women's Volunteer Reserve she formed a breakaway organisation - the Women's Legion - in 1915. By 1918 the Women's Legion was providing female cooks for the military, ambulance drivers, clerks and canteen workers. Portraits, medals and her Women's Legion uniform are on display at Mount Stewart.
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The January 2017 edition of the The Formation Sign Journal of the Military Heraldry Society included a three page article on the Women's Legion and included some nice illustrations of its uniform and badges.

Details of how to join can be found at www.militaryheraldrysociety.com.

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Couurtesy of the IWM files,a whole array of badges and photos of the Women's Legion.


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/se...ms_per_page=50
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Thanks for posting the link, A fascinating display of WL badges from a contemporary frame so the detailed descriptions are correct.

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Couurtesy of the IWM files,a whole array of badges and photos of the Women's Legion.


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/se...ms_per_page=50
Thanks for posting the link as it brings back a lot of memories. I remember quite clearly these being on exhibition at the IWM a number of years ago, and was sadly dismayed when I took a friend along to see them, only to find that they had vanished from the general display.

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