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Old 07-05-21, 08:48 AM
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Mike, you always seem to have the gen on this area. Any clues?
Must have missed this one , first guess would have been one of the many post WW1 organisations set up to help veterans but .......


....... I had a look at the certificate and noticed the date 1902.

A bit more digging produced this :

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The Incorporated Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen Help Society (ISSAHS) was a chartiable organisation originally formed 1899 to provide assistance to former and existing British Armed Forces members in need.

The ISSAHS changed its name to the Forces Help Society in 1948 who in turn amalgamated with the SSAFA in 1997 to form the SSAFA Forces Help. Prior to 1997, the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen Families Association) were a different charity organisation.
Photo is pre 1948 badge (Thomas Fattorini Ltd. Regent St, Birmingham) , as Fattorini moved into their purpose built factory in 1928 I would assume your Fenwick's one is an earlier design.

Will do a bit more digging.

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Last edited by mike_vee; 07-05-21 at 09:09 AM. Reason: Added more info
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