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Old 26-09-17, 08:49 PM
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1972 - I wasn't given one.......
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Old 27-09-17, 10:20 AM
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My dad would have had one as he did 20 years in the T A, but it was missing so I bought one local to me. I asked at the time if any records for these were known, no was the answer.

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I got one for Valentine's Day(and an RAFA badge and Sangamo Weston Ltd aviation volt meter-aircraft unknown) who needs boring roses?
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Old 14-02-20, 09:47 PM
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Smile TA badge

I've got one on ebay 133327648776, but hurry, only an hour to go . . !

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Originally Posted by Postwarden View Post
According to the newly-republished Doing Their Bit : Home Front Lapel badges 1939-1945 by Jon Mills (Sabrestorm Publishing) the badge was approved by the King in March 1938 and an initial order placed with the Royal Mint that month. It was designed by a Mr Coombes who worked at the mint and the silver colour was chosen as a link to the silver badges and trimmings worn by the Volunteers.

The badges were numbered and numbers 1 and 2 were presented to the King and Queen as Honorary Colonels of TA regiments. It was issued to all TA officers and ORs on enlistment and came with a certificate but issues ceased in 1939 when the TA was absorbed into the army. All pre-war examples have a lapel fixing. It was revived for the postwar TA in 1947 when a pinback version was introduced for the ATS (later WRAC) TA.

Similar badges exist for the ATS, Royal Army Reserve, Regular Army Reserve of Officers and the RAFVR.

I only discovered the existence of the TA lapel badge today, so this thread, albeit an old one, is most interesting.

As my grandfather re-enlisted into the TA in 1934, serving until the end of WW2, would he have been issued one of these badges retrospectively, do you know, or were they issued only to those who enlisted post 1938?
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I didn't know lions did the butterfly perhaps he's leaping toward you.
Came to this late too. Nice little collection Magpie.

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