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Forum: The Home Front 02-07-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By ARPCDHG
From 'Remember Britain's Home Guard' Facebook...

From 'Remember Britain's Home Guard' Facebook group:

"A (Post-war) Home Guard Oddity... Much In Little?

This evening, a post-war Home Guard battledress has sold for an eye-watering whopping...
Forum: The Home Front 04-02-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By ARPCDHG
Not sure what you mean - that lapel fixing is...

Not sure what you mean - that lapel fixing is very common to British WW2 Home Front badges, as is raised lettering on the back.

The badge also clearly shows the British lion and a reference to the...
Forum: The Home Front 30-01-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By ARPCDHG
A year or so ago, Vonshite was knocking out...

A year or so ago, Vonshite was knocking out various fake aged WW2 Home Front badges, mostly ARP. They were made by the same process: they were able to fake the enamel look but were unable to get the...
Forum: The Home Front 13-01-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By ARPCDHG
http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/DotherReminiscenc...

http://www.staffshomeguard.co.uk/DotherReminiscencesOtherstaffshgF-L.htm#lond
Forum: The Home Front 04-01-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By ARPCDHG
Have discussed this before with other Home Front...

Have discussed this before with other Home Front collectors and although we have no evidence, the suggested thought was that this was an early war (1939/40) private initiative - like the Tank Victory...
Forum: The Home Front 13-12-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By ARPCDHG
I have a feeling this is a post-war Civil Defence...

I have a feeling this is a post-war Civil Defence Corps badge that went below the shoulder title insignia. I think I have seen an example on a CDC BD tunic before.
Forum: The Home Front 18-10-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By ARPCDHG
I bought these two together:

I bought these two together:
Forum: The Home Front 22-09-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
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: 579
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: 455
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: 719
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: 682
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: 685
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: 584
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: 1,311
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: 1,311
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: 1,311
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: 502
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: 1,217
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: 868
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: 568
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: 695
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: 556
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: 565
Posted By ARPCDHG
Brilliant, thanks Steve.

Brilliant, thanks Steve.
Forum: The Home Front 16-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
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?
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