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Thanks Jon,

Stayed at Easingwold a few times on courses.

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Thanks Jon,

Stayed at Easingwold a few times on courses.

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So did I. Nice place - not sure about the value of the courses!

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So did I. Nice place - not sure about the value of the courses!

Dave.
I just saw it as a holiday!!

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Simon,

The CAGS version is the hardest to find. I failed to find one for my lapel badge book.

The C stands for Civilian which indicates that they were trained at a Civilian Anti-Gas School, two of which - Easingwold and Falfield -were set up before the war to train instructors who would return to their local authorities and train those wardens who would then qualify to become Local Instructors.

Easingwold is still the government's Emergency Planning College.

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Do we have any proof that these CAGS enamel badges existed, Jon? I'm sure, by logic, they should have done.
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I failed to find an example for my lapel badge book. Given the number who must have been trained, there ought to be an example out there somewhere.

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Of course, after the CAGS badge (if it really was issued), the next rarest badge is the CD Rescue Instructor badge.

There was not one in Jon's 1st edition of his Home Front badge bible, but since rectified in the second edition.

Last one of these I saw was about 5 years ago in a private collection. Then, one surfaced on Ebay in October that went for 175. Then the one pictured went last week from a different seller at a snip of just 75. Considering they are considerably rarer than the Auxunit OCA badge...

Close examination of the handful that have surfaced suggest they may well have been unissued because they are absolutely mint, without scratches or dented enamel. They may even be part of a small cache that has surfaced.

I suspect that at some stage, because they are not red enamel, have 'CD' and look a bit like the post-war CDC instructor's badges, one or two may well have ended up in 10p badge pots at fairs etc!
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