British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-03-11, 01:09 AM
SAS1 SAS1 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,384
Default ATC Armband?

Does anyone happen to know what these armbands were for? The single one is on ebay at the moment, the 'set' I picked up a couple of years ago with some Air Training Corps badges.

Of mine, the blue one is actually a loop, as if it was to be worn on a belt. But of the black armlet (?), I have seen three basically identical. I'm guessing Home Front, but for what?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PICT8215.jpg (39.4 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg $(KGrHqJ,!h!E1fPckY-9BNd4pWQUGg~~_12.jpg (45.3 KB, 31 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-03-11, 06:49 AM
Rob Miller's Avatar
Rob Miller Rob Miller is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Devonshire
Posts: 1,525
Default

Sorry I can't help with your nice numbered examples but the ATC did seem quite keen on Armbands. Rob.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (57.5 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg 2.jpg (76.3 KB, 13 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-03-11, 10:32 AM
SAS1 SAS1 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,384
Default

Thats a nice one Rob. Ive seen photos of them worn during the war, including one of an Instructor who is also wearing a Civil Air Guard flying/boiler suit. Additionally the ATC still wear them, I saw one last St Georges day at a dinner.

According to regulations, ATC cadets seconded to the Home Guard were also permitted to wear the 'Home Guard' armband. I am trying to find out if they also wore the 'Fire Guard' armband. I was at the Imperial War Museum this week and found a series of photos following a cadet. One showed him on a factory roof as a fire watcher, but he was in civvies and not ATC uniform.

I am thinking the ones Ive shown were worn but guides at an open air rally or somethig like that. As I say, Ive now seen three, the smaller blue one being on a loop, work horizontally, as if on a belt. A mystery...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-01-19, 05:05 PM
JBBOND's Avatar
JBBOND JBBOND is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wales
Posts: 3,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Miller View Post
Sorry I can't help with your nice numbered examples but the ATC did seem quite keen on Armbands. Rob.
Nice, I picked up one of these today.
__________________
Regards,

Jerry
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-01-19, 05:39 PM
Postwarden's Avatar
Postwarden Postwarden is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Garden of England
Posts: 2,175
Default

I don't think these armbands are ATC.

I think they are the sort of armbands worn by military candidates undergoing selection for officer training etc. They identify the individual candidates but are not immediately connected to an individual's name so they are judged impartially. Such things were certainly worn in WW2 and similar versions are still used to day.

Other thoughts welcome.

Jon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13-01-19, 12:19 PM
JBBOND's Avatar
JBBOND JBBOND is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wales
Posts: 3,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Postwarden View Post
I don't think these armbands are ATC.

I think they are the sort of armbands worn by military candidates undergoing selection for officer training etc. They identify the individual candidates but are not immediately connected to an individual's name so they are judged impartially. Such things were certainly worn in WW2 and similar versions are still used to day.

Other thoughts welcome.

Jon
The example I picked up yesterday of the ATC instructors arm band
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ATC armband 3.jpg (45.0 KB, 16 views)
__________________
Regards,

Jerry
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 14-01-19, 06:56 AM
JBBOND's Avatar
JBBOND JBBOND is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wales
Posts: 3,186
Default

I notice the example I have is different to Rob's example, in the style of the lettering and in the colours in the center and on the lettering.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg sv ATC armband 1.jpg (88.8 KB, 11 views)
__________________
Regards,

Jerry
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:31 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.