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Old 30-05-19, 09:10 PM
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Hi Mike,

all good fella, good luck with the hunting, and there are a few of us here who collect OWS stuff, and I know all of us are happy to help where we can

cheers, Tim
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Nice little article in the following link:

http://tonyjamesnoteworld.biz/wp-con...e_Badges_2.pdf
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Excellent article especially for novices like me.

Also good to see the forum mentioned in the references.
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Old 02-06-19, 02:10 PM
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Found another interesting article :

"The origins of Munitions Badges and Ministry of Munitions."

The lay out is a bit mixed up but due to it being a pdf. file.

It is from the book "From Corn to Cordite " by John Williams.

http://munitionsbadges.weebly.com/up..._munitions.pdf
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Old 02-06-19, 03:40 PM
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Thanks Mike and CharlieDog, both very interesting articles. I think, from memory, the "Corn to Cordite" book is very hard to get these days.

Cheers, Tim
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Old 03-06-19, 07:53 PM
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The word, Badge, would certainly be rather more appropriate.

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Thank you, I understand now, it was the use of the word pin that had me confused.

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Old 07-06-19, 03:51 AM
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Hi all

You can also see the round 1914 Admiralty badge that was issued unnumbered and then, I understand, supposed to be returned to be numbered. I wonder how that went for them....

Have also seen the same badge with red paint in the crown and white paint in the inner circle.

I used to wonder about the "round cornered" 1916 badge but, having worked in a factory at one time, you can see how those sharp corners would be more than a curse!

Some posts ago, I set out some variants of the 1916 "triangle" including ones with "year bars" and also good quality little silver (?) "dangler" style versions.

I do have some "doubles" of these unofficial "on war service" badges so PM me if you want to acquire any!
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Old 07-06-19, 11:45 AM
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Found this selection from IWM.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:58 PM
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Hey Mike,

what a fantastic display they have. One or two there I'd love to get my mits on...

thanks for tracking this pic down

cheers, Tim
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I used to wonder about the "round cornered" 1916 badge but, having worked in a factory at one time, you can see how those sharp corners would be more than a curse!
Picked up a stamp showing a munitions factory worker , Lottie Mead , wearing her badge. Also found out there were other things that were a 'curse'

Picture courtesy of IWM ( IWM (WWC M15-1)
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Sad to say that many munitionettes lost their lives both by poisoning from chemicals used in manufacturing the shell fillings but also as a result of explosions.
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Picked up a stamp showing a munitions factory worker , Lottie Mead , wearing her badge. Also found out there were other things that were a 'curse'

Picture courtesy of IWM ( IWM (WWC M15-1)
Nice to see such a commemorative item.
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Also sometimes referred to as "Tommy's sister" according to a book that I found.
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