WW2 Canadian Soldiers leave hostel The Beaver Club London 1940 badge
A scarce original wartime badge from the 'The Beaver Club London'; large circular silver plated example inscribed with title surround, the red enamel centre with applied gilt Maple leaf bearing brown enamel beaver with 1940 below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "JR Gaunt London". Good condition, retaining original pin fitting, hook an old replacement, minor wear to silvered finish, enamel perfect.
'The Beaver Club' was situated in the heart of London in Spring Gardens, S.W.1. crossing The Mall between Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square. It was a rest centre for Canadian Soldiers.
WW2 Catholic Women's League CWL For War Service at Home badge
A good original wartime period 'Catholic Women's League For War Service at Home'; gilded brass circular example inlaid with blue enamel and bearing a white dove over the initials "CWL". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Canadian Soldiers leave hostel London The Maple Leaf Club 1940 badge
A scarce original wartime 1940 badge from the 'The Maple Leaf Club London'; gilded brass example in the form of a maple leaf inlaid with green enamel, blue enamel title circlet with embossed Canadian Beaver to gilt centre. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
'The Maple Leaf Club' Moreton Street, London. At least three others were opened in London, later in the war.
WW2 Empire Societies war hospitality badge
A good original Second World War period gilt and enamel 'Empire Societies War Hospitality' badge. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
The Empire Societies War Hospitality Committee was a non-political organisation, during the war they made arrangement with clubs all over the country to welcome and help officers and men from the dominions, India and the Colonies to find entertainment and hospitality when on leave.
Scottish Rest House For Servicemen Edinburgh war workers badge
A scarce original circa 1940 'Scottish Rest House For Servicemen Edinburgh badge'; chromium plated oval example depicting St. Andrew's Cross and bearing a thistle with initials 'SRH' between each arm; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
WW2 Andover Services Canteen NAAFI voluntary war worker badge
A scarce circa 1940's 'Andover Services & Canteen Voluntary Worker badge'; large gilded brass shield shaped example, inlaid with navy blue, red a light blue enamels, this representing the 'NAAFI' colours. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel pefect.
Code: 56931Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 Church Army Fellowship of War Workers home front badge
A good original Second World War period shield-shaped gilt badge, "Church Army" and a cross to the centre on red enamel ground, "Fellowship of War Workers" title to the edge of the shield in white enamel, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham" and impressed with official issue number "2364". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with undamaged enamel.
The Church Army during the second world war provided for the forces over 300 mobile canteens, as well as libraries and entertainment coaches, this badge was worn by members on their uniforms, overalls and civilian clothes by voluntary helpers.
WW2 Canteen British Columbia War Services Badge
A rare late Second World War period gilt and enamel Canteen British Columbia War Services badge, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd. Regent St. Birmingham". Very good condition, complete with original ribbon and suspension bar with pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Overall Height 70mm.
The British Columbia Services Canteen was based at British Columbia House, Lower Regent Street, London. It opened on December 23 1939 its aim was to make Canadian Servicemen feel at home in England with food and coffee served the Canadian way. The canteen served its last meal on January 14 1946.
WW2 Canteen British Columbia War Service Badge.
A scarce example maker to reverse Thomas Fattorini Ltd. Regent St. Birmingham. Remains in good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Canteen based at British Columbia House, Lower Regent Street, London
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