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A scarce original Second World War period 'Civil Air Guard chromium plated cap badge'; chromium plated Crowned laurel sprays 'CAG' initials to voided centre inlaid with electric blue enamelling. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings, enamel perfect, minimal service wear.
On 23 July 1938, Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, announced the creation of the Civil Air Guard scheme. Its intention was to provide pilots who could assist the Royal Air Force in a time of emergency. With the cessation of civil flying as the war approached a number of members of the 'CAG' enlisted in either the Royal Air Force or the Fleet Air Arm; some of the women members went on to join the Air Transport Auxiliary.
A scarce original circa 1939 'Civil Air Guard pilots wing lapel badge', chromium plated wings with blue enamel 'CAG' initials to the centre, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham". Very good mint condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect. Together with card display stating "Official Badge" and cardboard box with minor foxing.
A scarce wartime 'Civil Air Guard chromium plated badge' with raised 'CAG' blue enamel letters, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor wear to plating.
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