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Old 30-08-18, 01:33 PM
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Default A.C.F. 1940 lapel badge.

Army Comforts? Fund, Army Cadet Force? Australian Central Forces? Made by P.J. King. Melbourne.

I would be interested to know who would have worn this badge.
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Old 30-08-18, 01:35 PM
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Australian Comforts Fund, they also used the red star insignia during WWI.

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-...ds/ww2/acf.htm

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Old 30-08-18, 01:48 PM
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Many thanks. An interesting little badge.

"While many young Australian women yearned to take an active role in the war, their opportunities were much more limited than those of their British counterparts. Australian nurses served overseas, but Australian women were not mobilised for war work.

Numerous women's volunteer organisations sprang up to offer more traditional assistance to the troops.

The Australian Comforts Fund provided extra clothing, food, tobacco and other 'comforts' for the troops".
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Old 31-08-18, 04:33 AM
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There are a lot of variations of these fundraiser badges, which have become collectors' items in recent years. The enamel ones were higher value and the 6d and 1/- ones were just celluloid pin-on buttons.
The scan is the very rare cap/collar badge worn by the ACF Commissioner, as illustrated in the official history "Proud Story", an overage WW1 officer with a chestfull of 14-18 medals.
Looking for one of these badges if anyone has a spare!
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These turned up at the market this morning, obviously not badges but an interesting bit of history none the less. I wonder what happened to the rest of the set.
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Old 22-04-19, 04:02 AM
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I believe there were also printed letterhead paper and envelopes with ACF and also Everymans crests, and no doubt other items as well.
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