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Old 24-04-18, 03:33 PM
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Does anybody know if the Womens Section of the Royal British Legion are producing a badge this year?

I did hear that there was some doubt if the RBLWS would be producing any further annual badges.
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My last one was 2010. If you have any spare from then until now I could be interested. I used to get mine from a lady called Margaret -lost all other details of this lady. She was a member of the RBL Womens Section.
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Old 24-04-18, 08:39 PM
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I was getting mine from Margaret too. I have the complete run of them.

The last one I got was last year, when she told me that there was some question about any future issues of RBLWS annual badges.

I have had no reply to an email I sent to Margaret long before Easter, but I can send her contact details via PM, if you want them..
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Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but I'm trying to put together a record of all the RBLWS Annual Pins.

Have managed to find a lot of photos from online copies of WS magazine but am still missing a few years , anyone got any pics ?

I've only got 2002 pin (x2) so am on the lookout for any others.

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Mike, Here are mine, hope they help.
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I was getting mine from Margaret too. I have the complete run of them.

The last one I got was last year, when she told me that there was some question about any future issues of RBLWS annual badges.

I have had no reply to an email I sent to Margaret long before Easter, but I can send her contact details via PM, if you want them..
yes please, if you could. Thanks.
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Mike, Here are mine, hope they help.
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Thanks Jerry , at least now I know what to keep an eye out for.

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Not RBLWS but anyone have an idea when this one was issued ?
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Found a 2006 pin in a small charity lot , then today when looking for something else came across 2000 and 2004 pins.

Already have 2002 (I seem to be going for even numbers ) , still lots more to find.

Edit : Just got 2015
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Just got a hold of a couple of stick pins.

1. TRBL Poppy - Have already got RBL version but still no idea on dates.

2. Royal British Legion Scotland Women's Section - 75th Anniversary 1924/1999.
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Old 20-09-19, 11:44 AM
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Recently picked up a small 'job lot' of RBLWS items , documents/badges/"bits and bobs".

They arrived in a plastic 'documents' folder and appear to me to have been from a member attending the 1996 Conference.

Documents
Agenda for 1996 National Conference (The Winter Gardens,Blackpool).
Annual Report and Accounts 1994-1995.
Report and Financial Statements for year ending September 1995.
Donations recieved for 1995.
Circular (magazine/pamphlet) Number 381-March 1996.

Bits & Bobs
2xNotebook Pencils - 1 British Legion and 1 Royal British Legion.
Small scissors and case - RBL Disabled Men's Industries Ltd. (Don't know when name changed to RBLI ?).
RBLWS Tea Towel - Linen , Made in Northern Ireland.

Badges
Small 'Vice Chairman' badge.
2xStandard RBLWS and 1 RBLWS small pin (WS in middle).
Small 15 Year service badge - Different fitting type to others I have( any idea when this was used ?).
6xBritish Legion WG badges , one faded (possibly used ?) the other 5 look as if they are "brand new old stock".

I know the first official British Legion Battlefields Pilgrimage was in 1928 and that there is a Royal British Legion version (post 1971) of the WG badge (thanks to Jerry's excellent album) but I am guessing there is no way to date the British Legion WG badges.

All the items in this lot appear to have been 'filed away' after the Conference and look as if they have never seen the light of day until they were sold.
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Old 24-09-19, 01:32 PM
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Had to laugh at this description of W.G badges !

"Two old WELSH GUARDS lapel pin badges Supporting the British Legion."

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WELSH-GUA...sAAOSwrAldihKO
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I was getting mine from Margaret too. I have the complete run of them.

The last one I got was last year, when she told me that there was some question about any future issues of RBLWS annual badges.

I have had no reply to an email I sent to Margaret long before Easter, but I can send her contact details via PM, if you want them..
Further to this, I am attaching a scan of a 2019 RBLWS badge.

It is a shiny brass coloured badge with some sort of clear plastic layer on the top. Thus the scan is of poor quality, but will give an idea of what to look for.

Around the edge of the badge is written "Royal British Legion Women's Section" in black lettering, and "2019" at the bottom. "Winchester" is written across a depiction of Winchester Cathedral.

The National Conference of the RBLWS was held at Winchester on 31st January 2019.

There was some debate about the future of the RBLWS, and thus also the annual badges. It seems possible that they could be changing the type of design from "girly" interests, and linking the annual badge with the conference location.

We shall see in 2020.
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Old 28-09-19, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the info and photo , at least now I'll know what to keep an eye out for.

Some of the Conference/Branch badges don't immediately scream RBL at first glance.
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