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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By ARPCDHG
As this was a general badge, I presumed the 76...

As this was a general badge, I presumed the 76 samples were for different government depts, companies etc etc to decide upon, the number being so they could associate which companies had received...
Forum: The Home Front 19-09-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By ARPCDHG
The 1939 OWS badge that never was...

Very pleased with this mint badge I picked up, of which only 76 appear to have ever been made.

Description: 'Gilt and enamel button hole lapel badge by Thos. Fattorini, B'ham. Bright, fresh...
Forum: The Home Front 08-08-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By ARPCDHG
Premium price for a rare CD badge

A premium price for a very rare printed WW2 CD shoulder title, possibly unique to the Guildford area:
...
Forum: The Home Front 22-07-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By ARPCDHG
Bit hopeful aren't they?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284381475706?hash=item423674f37a:g:YiQAAOSw6R5g-eJ3
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By ARPCDHG
If you think that's crazy, see the price of WW2...

If you think that's crazy, see the price of WW2 Home Front helmets: a couple of years back, they struggled to get over 75 - now people are asking for 250, 300, 400 for them.

But once one idiot...
Forum: The Home Front 29-06-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By ARPCDHG
All these badges are post-war 1950s-60s Civil...

All these badges are post-war 1950s-60s Civil Defence Corps, not WW2, with the *possible* exception of the VAD badge.
Forum: The Home Front 13-05-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By ARPCDHG
TBH, none of the CDC regions are particularly...

TBH, none of the CDC regions are particularly sought-after compared to other regions and they are not scarce, regularly appearing on ebay etc for a few quid.

WW2 ARP and CD area titles, on the...
Forum: The Home Front 12-05-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By ARPCDHG
Think you've nailed it Jon and explains the 'ME...

Think you've nailed it Jon and explains the 'ME GUARD' shoulder title. Nice one.
Forum: The Home Front 12-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By ARPCDHG
Great stuff. The only thing that bothers me is...

Great stuff. The only thing that bothers me is that 'ME GUARD' doesn't mean anything and just sounds a bit odd.

I suspect that it was the coincidental initials of the factory business. The crane...
Forum: The Home Front 11-05-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By ARPCDHG
The 'ME' Women's Home Guard

Photos and insignia of women Home Guard units are comparatively rare.

But one semi-famous set of publicity photos and Pathe film show a southern factory unit of women Home Guards c.1941/42 in...
Forum: The Home Front 28-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By ARPCDHG
Rare Civil Defence title variant

Very pleased with this small but rare buy: Featured on p.37 of Jon Mills 'A People's Army' (1993) it is believed to be an official 1941 Civil Defence issue shoulder title for ARP controls, but either...
Forum: The Home Front 27-04-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By ARPCDHG
In WW2, A&W made the No.74 Phosphorous SIP bottle...

In WW2, A&W made the No.74 Phosphorous SIP bottle grenade, essentially a slightly posher Molotov cocktail, as issued to the Home Guard:
...
Forum: The Home Front 25-04-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By ARPCDHG
This new book may interest you: ...

This new book may interest you:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781558183/?coliid=IABPM5KX0E0G0&colid=1K1OZFDAHGGNJ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Forum: The Home Front 15-04-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By ARPCDHG
A Question of Uniformity: explanations for the variance in ARP and CD insignia

Despite being a single force, with specific instructions for the use and wearing of insignia, photos reveal a hotchpotch of usage by the ARP and CD services - why was this? I examine the reasons,...
Forum: The Home Front 30-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By ARPCDHG
Bearing in mind the designs of other CDC...

Bearing in mind the designs of other CDC instructor badges, this is likely Rescue instructor.
Forum: The Home Front 17-02-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By ARPCDHG
Very nice grouping - not seen that area title...

Very nice grouping - not seen that area title before.
Forum: The Home Front 16-01-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By ARPCDHG
Brilliant, thanks Steve.

Brilliant, thanks Steve.
Forum: The Home Front 16-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By ARPCDHG
'Citizen Defence Services'?? ARP?

I purchased an unusual celluloid pin-back badge, 'Citizen Defence Services'. There is no reference to it online.

I wondered if it is WW1, early/pre-war ARP or maybe foreign/Commonwealth ARP?
...
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By ARPCDHG
Yes, it is well-known and recorded in books on...

Yes, it is well-known and recorded in books on the subject, such as Fire From The Forest by Roger Ford etc.
Forum: The Home Front 19-12-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By ARPCDHG
Yes, auction charges - even ebay charges - really...

Yes, auction charges - even ebay charges - really take the pi55 and put off people using them. Both platforms shoot themselves in the foot and limit their potential business.
Forum: The Home Front 17-12-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By ARPCDHG
Unfortunately, the wartime uniforms of the Red...

Unfortunately, the wartime uniforms of the Red Cross and St John organisations are some of the least recorded/published in books, making it very difficult to determine what is...
Forum: The Home Front 06-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By ARPCDHG
Mystery 'I Carry On' badge?

Here is a badge that I've occasionally seen at fairs for a good few decades now.

It does not appear in Jon's 'Doing Their Bit' WW2 Home Front badges bible, however, it is very similar in design to...
Forum: The Home Front 12-08-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By ARPCDHG
This badge and many other similar Home Front...

This badge and many other similar Home Front badges appears in this book, which is the bible on the subject:
...
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By ARPCDHG
A great letter. The full story of the UX mine is...

A great letter. The full story of the UX mine is told in this excellent booklet. (The Rescue Squad is mentioned, but not Mr Bessent):
...
Forum: The Home Front 04-06-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By ARPCDHG
Interesting to see a double period of service on...

Interesting to see a double period of service on one certificate - not seen that before - do you know why this was?
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