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Old 26-01-19, 03:45 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your comments and additional information, as has been mentioned already I always understood that these badges were issued post war to ex members and not wartime issue and thanks for the clarification regarding the Womens Auxilliary Units...............good stuff chaps, Thank You.
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Old 26-01-19, 06:15 PM
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Here’s the museum badge. A man from coltishall , who had the badge on when ever I spoke to him, was in it as a boy, at got the badge some 20 years after the end of war
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Old 26-01-19, 11:44 PM
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The first badge with 'Auxiliary Units' written on is a modern version. The badges were given out at stand down after 1944. Patrols were all meant to have them but were passed to the sergeants of each patrol (patrol leaders) to pass to the rest of the patrol.

Some passed them out, others didn't, some never received them - hence the confusion. It was the only official recognition they received.

The link to the Home Guard is also confusing. Some were recruited from the ranks of the Home Guard, others returned to the Home Guard prior to or after stand down in 1944 and many if not most used the Home Guard as a cover for their training disappearance!

Some were recruited to the SAS and SOE - with quite a few of them giving up their lives. Most however, went back to their daily lives, having signed the Official Secrets Act, without saying a word to their closest family and friends.

You can find out more here: and I know there was a specific question about Dorset - here's what we know about the Dorset patrols:


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Old 06-03-19, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Pembird View Post
These badges are being faked although the one you have does look an authentic one.
For years now, I've been surprised that the Auxunit OCA badges haven't been faked, because they don't even have a maker's mark on the back and they are a fairly simple design.

However, I've not seen or heard of them being faked. How do you know they are?
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Old 08-03-19, 03:27 PM
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Has anyone seen a patch like that top left at all? Maybe john Mills?
Yes aware of the PWE but i believe it to be a fake, although nicely made.SmartSelect_20190220-104340_Chrome.jpg

Please be aware, that it is my intention to sell this at auction in the future as I know nothing of it.
So please don't comment on it if you feel that I'm being unethical in trying to establish a price, that is not the case. I felt it relevant to the thread, if not, I'll be happy for admin to remove.
Happy collecting

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