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Old 16-01-20, 11:29 AM
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Back in 2001 I and fellow collector Terry Carney wrote a book on Home Guard insignia entitled In the Space of a Single Day. Ignoring the c..p reprint of 2008 (for which I was not responsible) it has not been reprinted since.

I am now planning an updated version which will include a large number of badges which have surfaced in the last 19 years. Amongst the new information will be images of all the county letters worn by the Home Guard - sample attached - but some are proving elusive. If you have examples of the following letters a scan would be appreciated;
A, BNF, CA, F&D, INV, ORK, R-L, SU, WNM.

I am also looking for examples of early local semi-official badges - including armbands - and detailed photos like the attached of HG badges being worn.

I am in the process of putting together a list of items known about but not so far discovered and will supply a copy to anyone interested.

Please PM me if you are able to help.

Jon
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Old 22-01-20, 11:27 AM
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Just bumping in the hope that someone might have examples of the HG county letters A, BNF, CA, F&D, INV, ORK, R-L, SU, WNM.

Jon
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Old 23-01-20, 12:31 PM
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No Home Guard oddities, rarities or interesting bits out there?

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Old 25-01-20, 09:04 AM
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I'm afraid not.

I've never collected Home Guard stuff but I'd be interested in some pointers to research. My Grandfather, wounded in WWI, was in a reserved occupation but served in the Home Guard in WWII and I'd be interested finding out more about what he and his unit were up to!

I have his medals, WWI kilt and Glengarry badge but nothing Home Guard related for him.
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Old 10-02-20, 04:46 AM
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I am not able to help with any bits for your book, but will sure be anxious to get a copy when printed!!! Very exciting!!!

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