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Old 04-12-19, 03:38 PM
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Milmed Milmed is offline
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Hi Mike,
I too have one of these but in silver with a brooch pin. I did some research a while back and cannot remember if I posted it on this site or not.

GLENDORE was the name of a Soldiers and Sailors home away from home. It was situated in a Victorian double story home in Kenilworth, Cape Town and catered to passing soldiers, sailors and airmen during WWII who needed a place to stay, get a meal or simple relax and read a book.

The house still exists in Kenilworth and is currently used as a B&B.

I believe the badges were manufactured as souvenirs to be bought as part of the funding in the running/upkeep of GLENDORE. It was run as a private venture by a family who's name eludes me currently.

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