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WW2 HOME FRONT AIR RAID ARP PRECAUTION ARMSTRONG VICKERS, SILVER-HM 1940

WW2 HOME FRONT AIR RAID ARP PRECAUTION ARMSTRONG VICKERS, SILVER-HM 1940

A scarce original wartime issue 'Vickers-Armstrongs Air Raid Precautions pin badge."VA" logo surmounted by "A.R.P.", reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1940 and maker's details "JRG&S" (J.R.Gaunt & Son). Height 30mm. VGC Original pin fittings.

Code: 54330

90.00 GBP


WW2 SALUTE THE SOLDIERS OF EXETER 1944 FUND RAISING BADGE

WW2 SALUTE THE SOLDIERS OF EXETER 1944 FUND RAISING BADGE

A scarce 1944 paper badge, set in a tin surround and backing, sold to raise funds during Second World War, depicting a Soldier in full kit, ready for action. Good condition, colours bright. A little rust in back.
Diameter 31mm.
Designed by Abram Games (1914-96) the great designer of the Festival of Britain logo and numerous well known war and travel posters etc.

Code: 54206

27.00 GBP


RARE WW2 HOME GUARD SPECIAL FORCES AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS

RARE WW2 HOME GUARD SPECIAL FORCES AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS

Britains Resistance Organisation. A fine rare WW2 Home Guard Auxiliary enamel badge, unfortunatly with no fixing to reverse. But enamel is good.

Churchill's secret guerillas,

They were Britain’s ‘secret army’, courageous volunteers prepared to sacrifice their lives to fight against a Nazi invasion of the UK.

Issued with top-secret orders, their role has remained unsung for decades. But now the undercover resistance units Churchill planned to activate in the event of a German invasion during the Second World War are at last to be honoured.

The Royal British Legion has agreed to officially recognise the 4,000 volunteers who once formed the secret guerrilla cells created to resist the Nazis. And for the first time, former members are to parade with other veterans at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph.

If wartime church bells rang to warn of enemy invasion, the orders for the Auxiliary Unit volunteers were to disappear without telling anyone and to report to hidden bases in the countryside. Each was issued with sealed orders giving a list of potential collaborators, some as senior as county chief constables, who might have to be executed if there was a risk of them helping the Germans.

Most of the volunteers worked in the countryside and were chosen for their knowledge of the local area and ability to use a weapon.

Trained at Coleshill, in Oxfordshire, they operated in tight groups and their role was to disrupt and destroy the enemy’s supply chain, kill collaborators and take out strategic targets. Unable to tell anyone about their activities, they disguised their real mission by pretending to belong to the Home Guard.

Code: 54204

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WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE AVRO ARP AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ENAMEL BADGE

WW2 CIVIL DEFENCE AVRO ARP AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ENAMEL BADGE

A fine scarce ARP badge, with brooch fixing to reverse. Some verdigri, otherwise good.

Reference https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/blog

Code: 54171

100.00 GBP


WW2 WHD WOMENS HOME DEFENCE AUXILLARIES BADGE

WW2 WHD WOMENS HOME DEFENCE AUXILLARIES BADGE

A fine scarce enamel badge, with brooch fixing to reverse. No damage good condition

Started in 1941 by Dr Edith Summerskill Labour MP for Fulham West London. Women recruits learned basic weapon training and military skills. Disbanded in 1944.

Code: 54164

70.00 GBP


71st COUNTY OF LONDON H.A.A.B HOMEGUARD [PAIR]

71st COUNTY OF LONDON H.A.A.B HOMEGUARD [PAIR]

71st County of
London Home Guard Heavy Anti-Aircraft
Battery.

Code: 53480

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DHM / 20 [DARLINGTON] WW2 DURHAM HOME GUARD

DHM / 20 [DARLINGTON] WW2 DURHAM HOME GUARD

DHM / 20 (Darlington) WW2 Durham Home Guard designation.
Two part sewn together. Removed from uniform. Service wear.

Code: 53478

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WW1 WOMENS LEGION [LADY LONDONDERRYS] CAP BADGE

WW1 WOMENS LEGION [LADY LONDONDERRYS] CAP BADGE

A fine scarce gilding / bronzed metal Womens Legion Cap badge, with brooch fixing to reverse.
Pressure from women for their own uniformed service to assist the war effort began in August 1914. Many organisations sprang up, such as the Women’s Volunteer Reserve and Lady Londonderry’s Women’s Legion, which provided cooks for Army camps.

The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was established in December 1916. Its formation was largely due to a War Office investigation which showed that a large number of non-combatant tasks were being performed by soldiers in France. It was clear that women could do many of these jobs, potentially freeing up 12,000 men for service in the front line. The first party of 14 women arrived on the Western Front on 31 March 1917. Eventually, 9,000 women served with the unit in France.

Code: 53256

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WOMENS LAND ARMY 10 YEARS SERVICE GILT & ENAMEL BADGE

WOMENS LAND ARMY 10 YEARS SERVICE GILT & ENAMEL BADGE

A very scarce Womens Land Army 10 year service badge. Die-cast gilt crowned laurel wreath with wheatsheaf set on a green enamel ground. JR Gaunt, London Brooch pin VGC

Code: 53088

200.00 GBP


ROYAL HORSE GUARDS GV1R CAP BADGE

ROYAL HORSE GUARDS GV1R CAP BADGE

A good die stamped bronze example. Slider to the reverse.

Code: 52995

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