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WW2 Home Guard Cloth Printed Single Shoulder Title Badge.

A good original Second World War period 'Home Guard single shoulder title badge', cream printed on khaki cotton drill material, evidence of stitching where it has been removed from tunic. Very good condition with minimal wear.

Home Guard title came with the previous LDV Home Guard Armlet.

Code: 57623Price:


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WW2 Local Defence Volunteers 1940's Official Issue LDV / Home Guard Armlet.

A scarce original Second World War 1940 period official issue 'Local Defence Volunteers' armband, from the force in existence for only seventy days; black printed "LDV" on khaki twill, the ends stitched together to form a band, together with Home Guard short overlay strip to modify LDV Armlet this having been stitched on at the time. Very good used condition.

After the German forces invaded Holland and Belgium on the 10th May 1940 an appeal was made on the 14th May by Anthony Eden for men between the age of seventeen and sixty-five to join a new force known as the 'Local Defence Volunteers'. After only seventy days of existence on the 23rd July 1940 the name was changed to the 'Home Guard'.

Code: 57622Price:


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WW2 Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence Lapel Badge.

A very good original Second World War period 'Home Guard title lapel badge'; small oblong brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a red enamel George VI Crown Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 18mm.
Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 56359Price:


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WW2 Woman Home Guard Auxiliary Plastic Economy Issue HG Badge.

A scarce original Second World War period 'Woman Home Guard Auxiliary' large economy issue badge, made from brown plastic material the reverse with maker's details "A Stanley & Sons Walsall" "Prov.Pat. 1-A". Very good condition, complete with original metal pin fittings, no fading or distortion.
Diameter 41mm.

Issued from July 1943 and could be worn on left side of a coat or dress, but frequently seen worn as a Hat Badge.

Code: 56326Price: 45.00 GBP


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Home Guard White Enamel Variant Miniature HG Mufti Lapel Badge.

A vey scarce original white enamel variant 'Home Guard mufti lapel badge', gilded brass example on the style of a miniature 'ARP' but bearing the initials "HG" on original white enamel ground. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.

Code: 56044Price:


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WW2 'Home Guard' Official Issue HG Short Overlay Strip to Modify LDV Armlet.

A scarce original Second World War period early official issue 'Home Guard' short overlay strip to modify 'Local Defence Volunteers' armlet' before full armbands became available; black printed 'Home Guard' on khaki twill, designed to sew over original 'LDV' lettering. Good condition, commensurate with age.
Size 147 x 88mm.

Code: 56043Price:


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WW2 'Home Guard' Official Issue HG Armlet.

A scarce original Second World War period official issue armband'; black printed 'Home Guard' on khaki twill, the ends stitched together to form a band. Good condition, commensurate with age.

The Home Guard was formed on the 23rd July 1940 the force remained in existence until the 1st November 1944 when the German invasion was no longer a threat. It was finally disbanded in December 1945.

Code: 56042Price:


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WW2 'Local Defence Volunteers' 1940's Official Issue LDV Armlet.

A scarce original Second World War 1940 period official issue 'Local Defence Volunteers armband' from the force in existence for only seventy days; black printed "LDV" on khaki twill, the ends stitched together to form a band. Good condition, commensurate with age.

After the German forces invaded Holland and Belgium on the 10th May 1940 an appeal was made on the 14th May by Anthony Eden for men between the age of seventeen and sixty-five to join a new force known as the 'Local Defence Volunteers'. After only seventy days of existence on the 23rd July 1940 the name was changed to the 'Home Guard'.

Code: 56041Price: 50.00 GBP


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WW2 Women's Home Defence, WHD Home Guard Auxiliaries Badge.

A scarce original Second World War period 'Women's Home Defence badge', gilt shield inlaid with brown enamel with yellow border, crossed rifles to the centre, pistol below and titled "WHD" the reverse with maker's details "Collins London". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 29mm.

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: 55881Price:


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Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence, HG Lapel Badge.

A good original circa 1940's period small Crowned oval silver plated badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Height of front 19mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 55201Price:


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11th Battalion Newcastle Home Guard Rifle Club Felt Cloth Badge.

A scarce original post 1944 cloth badge possibly worn on a shooting jacket or blazer, in the form of a large purpley blue felt shield, edged in red embroidered silk with inner details in yellow, comprising a pair of crossed rifles "11th Batt." between the barrels "H.G." flanking the cross "Newcastle" at the base of the butts. Very good condition, colour remains bright, no sign of any moth.
Height 85mm.
Width 77mm.

Home Guard Units nearing the end of the war, were encouraged to turn themselves into Rifle Clubs to retain an ability to use firearms, the 'Director of Home Guard' noting in November 1944 that "it is in the national interest that such clubs should be formed" or to establish social clubs as regular meeting places.

Quote from the book: In The Space Of A Single Day by Jon Mills and Terry Carney

Code: 55172Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence Lapel Badge.

A good original Second World War period small round brass badge inlaid with blue enamel and inscribed "Home Guard" surmounted by a King's Crown in red enamel. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 23mm.
Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 54845Price:


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WW2 Pair of Home Guard Cloth Printed Shoulder Title Badges.

A very good pair of original Second World War period 'Home Guard matching shoulder title badges', cream printed on khaki cotton drill material, evidence of stitching where they have been removed from tunic. Very good condition with minimal wear.

Code: 54819Price:


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11th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard, Chough Comrades Association Lapel Badge by Thomas Fattorini Birmingham.

A rare original Second World War period 'Chough Comrades Association lapel badge'; circular brass example with red enamel edge, the centre depicting in red and black enamelling the 'Red-billed Chough bird' associated with the County of Cornwall and the '11th Battalion Home Guard' which covered the area of Newquay; the reverse bearing maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, very minor surface scratches.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 54761Price: 150.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard NS 7, Uttoxeter North Staffordshire Battalion, Cloth Designation Arm Badges.

A good original Second World War period single set of 'Staffordshire Home Guard cloth designation arm badges', blue printed "NS" and "7" on khaki cotton drill material, evidence of stitching where they have been removed from a tunic. Very good condition with minimal wear.

7 Staffordshire (Uttoxeter) Battalion, Commanded by Lt Col L.R. Godfrey. 16 3 42.

Code: 54636Price:


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WW2 West Sussex Home Guard 1st Battalion, 6th Company, Brass Identification ID Tag, Felpham, Bognor Regis.

A good original Second World War period brass plate ID tag; inscribed on one side with the name and address of "A.Slee. Halliwick Gds. Felpham." on the otherside "No 10005 1st PLAT. 6.COY. 1. BAT. W. SUX. H.GUARD." Good condition.
Size 63 x 37mm.

Code: 54589Price:


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WW2 British Metal Engraving Company Limited, Home Guard Badge, named to Cpl. C.V. Maudsley.

A rare wartime 'British Metal Engraving Co.Ltd, Home Guard silver plated badge' the reverse impressed with official issue number "27" and named "Cpl. C.V.Maudsley". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact.
Height 40mm.

The 'British Metal Engraving Company Limited' were established in c.1910, at 'St. Margaret's Works, Twickenham, Middlesex'. During the war years they made instrument dials, scale plates etc, for the aircraft industry. They moved to new premises in Witney, Oxfordshire around the mid 1960's and were bought out in 1984.

Code: 54468Price:


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WW2 Kent County Home Guard Battalion Invasion Defence Home Front Badge.

A scarce Second World War post 1940 'Kent County Home Guard Battalion' gilt and enamel badge, depicting the White Horse of Kent and the regimental colours of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18" Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt toned on reverse.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 53929Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence, HG Lapel Badge.

A good original wartime small oval gilt badge with blue enamel 'H.G' and red enamel crown. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 22mm.
Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 53472Price:


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WW2 Home Guard Special Forces Auxiliary Units HG Badge.

A very rare Second World War period 'Home Guard Auxiliary Units' chrome and enamel badge, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel loss to the base of the shield, otherwise very good condition.
Height 20mm

The Home Guard Auxiliary Units were specially selected members of the Home Guard, who volunteered in the event of a German invasions, to go underground and operate behind enemy lines in a guerrilla war. These men were skilled on the land, Gamekeepers, poachers, farmers etc, who received specialist training in small arms, explosives and demolition. These units were numbered 201,202,203. These numbers are incorporated to the front of the badge.

Code: 53282Price:

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