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Old 12-03-21, 12:11 PM
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Default Despatch Rider - Civil Defence?

This Despatch Rider badge was shared in an ARP/Civil Defence Facebook group. There's a couple of rare photos showing DR badges worn on CD battledress. The colour appears similar to the 'old gold' worn by the CD.

On other threads it appears these are all unofficial and I think they have suffered from being faked in the past. Any thoughts about this one would be useful.
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Old 12-03-21, 12:17 PM
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WW2 Civil defence website has photo of it being worn:

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/bl...r-sleeve-badge

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Old 12-03-21, 12:47 PM
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Yep - that's an image from my website. I may add this yellow/old gold one if peeps think it kosher.

This photo I had not seen until this week (posted on the FB group).
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Old 12-03-21, 01:35 PM
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Hello,

In my opinion its an original badge.

Not reproduced much if at all and not in those colours (so far)

A nice badge.

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Old 12-03-21, 02:50 PM
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I agree, a good patch.

If it ever needs a home, always happy to hear from you.

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Old 12-03-21, 02:55 PM
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So a good badge and "probably " civil defence given the colouring?
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