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Old 14-05-22, 11:29 PM
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Default Unknown Civil Defence/WVS Items

In a recently purchased lot of WW2 era Civil Defence/WVS items were several pieces I could not identify. Can someone kindly tell me about the printed WVS disc? The small rectangle may just be a clothing label of some kind, but thought I should ask. Finally the ribbon arrangement seems to be in Civil Defence colors, but what does it represent?
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Old 15-05-22, 06:30 AM
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Hello dobw, The square cloth with W.V.S. seems to be a printed patch that would be cut out around the broken lines and folded to round shape then sewn onto the item of uniform. Which one I do not know. This was a economy measure.
The other 2 items I cannot help with.
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p.s. If you want to pass it on I would be interested.
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The ribbon is a cut down ribbon band from the CD felt hat

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/bl...defence-ribbon
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The small rectangle may just be a clothing label of some kind
Two suggestions , it was possibly from a "shared" uniform :
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Representations had been made that “workers at Rest Centres, British Restaurants, canteens etc. would find it convenient to have a supply of overalls which "could be used by workers on the shifts and not be treated as individual issues.” Although described as ‘loan overalls’ it was in fact a part ownership scheme, where three members were invited to contribute one coupon and one third of the cost.
Or else from a "sample" uniform :
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As a remedy to this Headquarters opened the “Trying-on-room” on Tuesday 6th April 1943 located in the WVS Shop at 26 Broadway. It stocked a sample of every size of each item of uniform so that members could try items on before ordering.
https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.or...me_uniform.pdf

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Many thanks to Jerry, London, and Mike for the fascinating information! Does anyone know how the round WVS badge was worn?
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