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Old 15-10-19, 10:18 AM
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I recently bought this lot. They belonged to an ATS librarian and cine projectionist. Any ideas on the two woven badges would be appreciated.
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Old 15-10-19, 10:53 AM
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Old 15-10-19, 11:01 AM
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The badge on the right looks like it's upside down - a windmill?
(Wasn't a projectionist at The Windmill Theatre was she?).
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Old 15-10-19, 12:12 PM
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i don't recognise either of the two badges although their khaki backing may suggest a military connection.

The right hand badge is undoubtedly a windmill and may just possibly be an RASC vehicle marking which has been made as a cloth badge. Details of similar badges appeared in an article published in The Formation Sign in January 2011 which is reproduced below.

The left hand badge includes a torch of learning which might suggest a connection to the lady's ATS role as a Librarian.

Just some thoughts.

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From The Formation Sign;
This [first picture attached] was found in a privately produced history 'The Windmill Boys: The Story of the 1680 Artillery Platoon RASC (Light)' published privately by Percy Upton. The Platoon was formed on 11th January 1944 as 1680 Artillery Platoon, RASC (Light) upon a cadre from 739 Coy, RASC part of 22 Transport Column. The Coy also commanded 1673, 1678, 1679, 1686 and 1687 Platoons. Each Platoon comprised five Transport Sections plus HQ Section. In August 1944 1680 Platoon were attached to 147 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regt, RA. Two months later the Platoon adopted the unofficial windmill vehicle sign shown on the authority of its OC in order to make the Platoon vehicles more recognisable.

A marking with a similar theme [second picture attached] appears in a pamphlet printed by 21 AGs Printing and Stationery Services, circa 1945. Its contents are numerous signs attributed to RASC units but it is not explained where or how they were used. The windmill sign shown is attributed to 710 (General Transport) Company.
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Old 15-10-19, 03:03 PM
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Is that ATS badge with a slider? The picture is too dark to see clearly.
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Old 15-10-19, 03:14 PM
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Yes, it's a plastic economy badge.
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Plastic with a plastic slider

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As A P T C
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Old 16-10-19, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for your responses. Regards fred
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Old 16-10-19, 06:47 AM
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Thanks, only seen ATS badges with the 2 blades before.
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