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    #16
    Hi Mike,

    all good fella, good luck with the hunting, and there are a few of us here who collect OWS stuff, and I know all of us are happy to help where we can

    cheers, Tim

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      #17
      Nice little article in the following link:

      http://tonyjamesnoteworld.biz/wp-con...e_Badges_2.pdf
      All of the darkness in the world can never extinguish the light of one candle.

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        #18
        Excellent article especially for novices like me.

        Also good to see the forum mentioned in the references.
        "The British & Commonwealth Military Badge
        Forum"
        British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

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          #19
          Found another interesting article :

          "The origins of Munitions Badges and Ministry of Munitions."

          The lay out is a bit mixed up but due to it being a pdf. file.

          It is from the book "From Corn to Cordite " by John Williams.

          http://munitionsbadges.weebly.com/up..._munitions.pdf
          British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

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            #20
            Thanks Mike and CharlieDog, both very interesting articles. I think, from memory, the "Corn to Cordite" book is very hard to get these days.

            Cheers, Tim

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              #21
              The word, Badge, would certainly be rather more appropriate.

              Originally posted by 54Bty View Post
              Thank you, I understand now, it was the use of the word pin that had me confused.

              Marc

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                #22
                Hi all

                You can also see the round 1914 Admiralty badge that was issued unnumbered and then, I understand, supposed to be returned to be numbered. I wonder how that went for them....

                Have also seen the same badge with red paint in the crown and white paint in the inner circle.

                I used to wonder about the "round cornered" 1916 badge but, having worked in a factory at one time, you can see how those sharp corners would be more than a curse!

                Some posts ago, I set out some variants of the 1916 "triangle" including ones with "year bars" and also good quality little silver (?) "dangler" style versions.

                I do have some "doubles" of these unofficial "on war service" badges so PM me if you want to acquire any!

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                  #23
                  Found this selection from IWM.
                  Attached Files
                  British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

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                    #24
                    Hey Mike,

                    what a fantastic display they have. One or two there I'd love to get my mits on...

                    thanks for tracking this pic down

                    cheers, Tim

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by dumdum View Post
                      I used to wonder about the "round cornered" 1916 badge but, having worked in a factory at one time, you can see how those sharp corners would be more than a curse!
                      Picked up a stamp showing a munitions factory worker , Lottie Mead , wearing her badge. Also found out there were other things that were a 'curse'

                      Picture courtesy of IWM ( IWM (WWC M15-1)
                      Attached Files
                      British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

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                        #26
                        Sad to say that many munitionettes lost their lives both by poisoning from chemicals used in manufacturing the shell fillings but also as a result of explosions.
                        All of the darkness in the world can never extinguish the light of one candle.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by mike_vee View Post
                          Picked up a stamp showing a munitions factory worker , Lottie Mead , wearing her badge. Also found out there were other things that were a 'curse'

                          Picture courtesy of IWM ( IWM (WWC M15-1)
                          Nice to see such a commemorative item.

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                            #28
                            Also sometimes referred to as "Tommy's sister" according to a book that I found.

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