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Forum: The Home Front 19-08-22, 02:12 PM
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Posted By londonclanger
The man from the Ministry said no...

The man from the Ministry said no...
Forum: The Home Front 19-08-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By londonclanger
Civil Defence Reserve Despatch Rider Old Gold Badge

I am currently going through a National Archives' file on the badges issued to the Civil Defence Reserve. Although the file mentions samples being sent between departments, most are missing. However,...
Forum: The Home Front 20-06-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By londonclanger
Possibly some of the patterns from a pattern book...

Possibly some of the patterns from a pattern book "Knitting for the RAF" may have been reused. I have a PDF but cannot attach die to size. Message me if you want me to email it to you.
Forum: The Home Front 15-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By londonclanger
The ribbon is a cut down ribbon band from the CD...

The ribbon is a cut down ribbon band from the CD felt hat

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/blog/ww2-arp-pattern-44-felt-hat-badge-with-goldblue-civil-defence-ribbon
Forum: The Home Front 15-04-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By londonclanger
Curious circular Civil Defence Corps badge

A curious looking badge amongst this Civil Defence Corps auction of insignia on the tat bazaar. I've not seen this circular badge before (it could be totally unrelated to the CDC of course, but...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-01-22, 10:33 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By londonclanger
Northampton Ladies Auxiliary Committee Badge

Couldn't find any background to this Northampton Ladies Auxiliary Committee badge online so wondering if anyone knows anything about its age, purpose etc. Quite a large badge measuring 3.5cm by...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By londonclanger
Identify intertwined W & I letters, King's crown and laurel uniform button

Anyone know the background to this uniform button?
Forum: The Home Front 29-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By londonclanger
Hitler Hate Club badge

This "Hitler Hate Club" badge turns up for sale now and again. There are both buttonhole half-moon and brooch pin fittings available. One recently sold on the tat bazaar for over £100.

I've...
Forum: The Home Front 13-12-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By londonclanger
On IWM: "Blouse Single-breasted blouse of...

On IWM:

"Blouse Single-breasted blouse of midnight blue serge with two breast pockets, double-bar rank badges of yellow thread to the sleeves, a woven Civil Defence Corps breast badge in yellow...
Forum: The Home Front 16-10-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By londonclanger
American Red Cross - Great Britain badges

Has anyone yet found source documentation for the possible colour meaning behind these "American Red Cross - Great Britain" badges. It's often mentioned that the blue was for 3 months' service (never...
Forum: The Home Front 12-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By londonclanger
Badge collection on eBay

Interesting lot but outside my main scope of interest so unsure if the badges tot up to the asking price. Also no idea if there are restrikes in the collection.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By londonclanger
Badge identification - IDL with crown

Would anyone happen to be able to ID this badge?
Forum: The Home Front 01-08-21, 10:00 AM
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Views: 337
Posted By londonclanger
Badge identification - IDL with crown

Would anyone happen to be able to ID this badge?
Forum: The Home Front 29-06-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By londonclanger
Here's a quite scare photo of an ambulance driver...

Here's a quite scare photo of an ambulance driver wearing a "DRIVER" patch on their ARP Pattern 71 tunic. They would have had the old gold AMBULANCE shoulder titles. As far as my research goes the...
Forum: The Home Front 09-06-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By londonclanger
Lancashire CD buttons

These buttons recently cropped up in a job lot of items I received. I have not seen specific Civil Defence buttons like this named to a county before. Although there is a King's crown I am uncertain...
Forum: The Home Front 16-04-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By londonclanger
I am always looking to add interesting and rare...

I am always looking to add interesting and rare CD and ARP items to the ww2civildefence.co.uk website. If you have anything you have in your collections you think fit the bill please send me a...
Forum: The Home Front 28-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By londonclanger
Civil Defence Corps "R" inside knotted rope badge

I recently added a page to my civil defence website about Civil Defence Corps badges (https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/civil-defence-corps-insignia.html) (although my main interest is WW2, I get...
Forum: The Home Front 13-03-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 14,477
Posted By londonclanger
Re the badge sold for £50 without enamel. This...

Re the badge sold for £50 without enamel. This may have been picked up previously (I've not read every post here, so apologies if it has) but there appears to be remnants of enamelling. I assume the...
Forum: The Home Front 12-03-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By londonclanger
80+ years of colour deterioration and dirt might...

80+ years of colour deterioration and dirt might obscure original colour. That said, yellow examples, of any shade, appear to be quite rare.
Forum: The Home Front 12-03-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By londonclanger
So a good badge and "probably " civil defence...

So a good badge and "probably " civil defence given the colouring?
Forum: The Home Front 12-03-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By londonclanger
Yep - that's an image from my website. I may add...

Yep - that's an image from my website. I may add this yellow/old gold one if peeps think it kosher.

This photo I had not seen until this week (posted on the FB group).
Forum: The Home Front 12-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By londonclanger
Despatch Rider - Civil Defence?

This Despatch Rider badge was shared in an ARP/Civil Defence Facebook group. There's a couple of rare photos showing DR badges worn on CD battledress. The colour appears similar to the 'old gold'...
Forum: The Home Front 18-02-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By londonclanger
I couldn't see anything of great interest in that...

I couldn't see anything of great interest in that lot. What were you interested in - the Southampton-related cards?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By londonclanger
Cheers

Cheers
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By londonclanger
King's Crown and Oak Leaves Buttons - ID required

I recently purchased a WW2 Civil Defence greatcoat and three of the buttons were these bronze-looking crowns with (I think) oak leaves. Not been able to track any info as yet on them, but would like...
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