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1940-1945 London Transport Home Guard Battalion 46 Railway Badge.

A scarce original blackened brass Crowned Maltese Cross inscribed "L.T.H.G. 46" depicting the London Transport griffin superimposed over crossed pike and rifle, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 33mm.

Code: 58393Price:


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Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence, HG 1940 -1944 Lapel Badge.

A scarce original circa 1944 period small Crowned oval silver plated badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre, this example with additional scroll "1940 - 4". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, silver plating with minimal wear.
Height 24mm.

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: 58348Price:


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

A good original circa 1940's period small Crowned oval chromium plated badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting impressed with "REG.No.70404", no damage to the enamel, minor service wear
Height 20mm.

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: 58272Price: 12.00 GBP


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WW2 'Home Guard Mr Therm' Gas Industry Defence Force Badge by H.W.Miller.

A scarce original wartime period 'Home Guard Mr Therm badge', circular gilded brass example depicting the gas industry's character logo in red enamel on white enamel ground; the reverse impressed with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18". Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

'Mr Therm' was designed by the artist Eric Fraser in the 1930's for the British gas industries 'London Gas Light & Coke Company'.

Code: 58005Price: 75.00 GBP


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WW2 Invasion Defence 'Upper Thames Patrol' UTP Home Guard Brass Cap Badge.

A rare undoubtedly original 'Upper Thames Patrol other ranks cap badge'; die-stamped brass Crowned example displaying the conjoined oval shields, taken from the arms of the 'Thames Conservancy' with "UTP" below. Very good condition, retaining original slider fitting to reverse, brass now toned.
Height 39mm.

Raised originally as an LDV unit in May 1940 by Abingdon’s 'MP Sir Ralph Glyn'. The unit guarded the non-tidal part of the Thames from Teddington Lock to Oxford. See: “In the space of a single day” Insignia and Uniforms of the LDV and Home Guard by Mills & Carney. No 192.

Code: 57940Price: 120.00 GBP


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WW2 3rd Inverness (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard Unit Scotland, Field Service Cap Badge.

A very rare original wartime period '3rd Inverness (Newfoundland) Battalion home guard badge', silver plated circlet inscribed "Newfoundland Forestry Unit" head of a 'Caribou' to voided centre, the reverse impressed with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting and a high percentage of its silver plating still existing.
Diameter 29mm.

The '3rd Inverness (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard Unit' was formed in September 1942 in the Scottish Highlands with a force of 700 men from the "Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit" who helped supply timber products critical to British coal mining operations. The unit disbanded at the end of 1944 with all other British Home Guard companies.
When hostilities ended in May 1945 'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit' continued working until Britain’s timber imports returned to pre-war levels. By July 1946 it had disbanded and most of its members returned home to Canada.

Code: 57933Price:


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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: 57826Price:


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WW2 Home Guard Invasion Defence Silver Miniature HG Lapel Badge.

A scarce original circa 1940's 'Home Guard miniature home front badge', the reverse impressed "Silver". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 18mm.

Code: 57709Price:


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Home Guard Blue Enamel Miniature HG Mufti Lapel Badge by Usher Birmingham.

A good original wartime 'Home Guard mufti lapel badge', gilded brass example on the style of a miniature 'ARP' but bearing the initials "HG" on blue enamel ground, the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details "Usher B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minor service wear to the enamel.
Height 19mm.

Code: 57653Price: 15.00 GBP


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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:


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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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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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