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Old 13-02-20, 12:24 PM
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Can any of the Home Guard experts ID this patch and give some history please?
I have only seen one other and that is owned by a forum member.
It is paper backed and is 70mm x 40mm.
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Never armoured car arm badge (I Na have spelled it incorrectly). Regards
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Maybe some relation with this?

http://www.warwheels.net/HeavyPumpUnitindex.html
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That's great. I was told it was a AEC 4x4 "Matador" truck chassis so that confirms vehicle but do we know if the Home Guard were ever trained to use this. Was there any HG units who were based at RAF stations?
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No,

Like I tried to say in my first post, should have spell checked it though.

WW2 Home Guard Beever-Eels Armoured Car Crewman's Badge.
Embroidered cotton on oval serge backing badge for use by Home Guard Beever-Eels Armoured Car crew. Intended to be worn on the sleeve in the form of a trade badge they were devised for use by Home Guard units attached to the M.A.P. who operated the Beever-Eels.
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Hi Jerry, it is a Leyland Beaver-Eel, but I think they were used by the RAF for airfield defense. Could be they were latter issued to the HG, waste not want not, best wishes Mike
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Simon, can you expand M.A.P. please
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Badge definitely portrays a Beaver-Eel

Beaver-Eel
"The Leyland Beaver-Eel, known officially as the Tender, Armoured, Leyland Type C, was an armoured truck used by the Royal Air Force throughout World War II for airfield defence duties."

The Home Guard also used the Beaverette.

Beaverette

"The Beaverette was extensively used by the Home Guard (United Kingdom), British Army and RAF Regiment for home defence service and training. "
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Simon, can you expand M.A.P. please
I guess it refers to the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

"The first version of the vehicle was built in 1940 by Standard Motor Company at the instigation of Lord Beaverbrook, then Minister of Aircraft Production (hence the name Beaverette)."
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More info and pictures here which mirror the badge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyland_Beaver-Eel

The Beaverette was a modified saloon car slightly armoured also used for airfield defence.

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More info and pictures here which mirror the badge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyland_Beaver-Eel

The Beaverette was a modified saloon car slightly armoured also used for airfield defence.

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There must be an echo in here ! (see post #8)
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Yes, what we called A1 in my day!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intell...on_reliability

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Yes, what we called A1 in my day!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intell...on_reliability

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In my day we just called it repetition .
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Hi, here is the Beaverette badge, my understanding was it was given for best crew. This one was for No. 1 crew Castley, that could account for it's relative scarcity. Hope this helps, Mike
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Hi, does anyone have any details of its use? thanks in advance Mike
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