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Home Guard home front invasion defence HG red chevron service badge

A very scarce original circa 1945 period small Crowned oval brass lapel badge inlaid with blue enamel with 'H.G' to the centre and incorporating in its construction, five red enamel service year stripes below. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel. An excellent example.
Height 37mm.

Code: 61561

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WW2 Oxfordshire Home Guard Battalion cloth designation shoulder title badge

A scarce original Second World War period single 'County Oxfordshire Home Guard cloth shoulder title distinguishing arm badge', blue printed 'OXF' letters on khaki cotton drill material. Very good condition, minor wear.

Code: 61560

35.00 GBP


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Kent County Home Guard Battalion membership lapel badge

A scarce original post 1940 'Kent County Home Guard Battalion gilt and enamel lapel badge, with an applied silver plated 'White Horse of Kent' and regimental backing colours of the 'Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18" Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 61432

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WW2 Woman Home Guard Auxiliary plastic economy issue 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 42mm.

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: 61324

45.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard Suffolk (Stowmarket) Battalion cloth designation shoulder title badge

A scarce original Second World War period single set of 'Suffolk Home Guard cloth shoulder title designation arm badges', blue printed 'SFK 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 Suffolk (Stowmarket) Battalion, Commanded by Lt Col D. Ovey DSO. 1. 2. 41.

Code: 61316

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WW2 Ulster Home Guard UHG Irish home front badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Ulster Home Guard lapel badge'; silver plated Crowned oval bearing the title letters 'U.H.G' on a field of green enamel, the reverse impressed with official issue number. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 27mm.

Code: 61289

45.00 GBP


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Home Guard home front invasion defence HG 1940 to 1943 service badge

A scarce original circa 1944 period small Crowned oval silver plated lapel badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre, this example with additional scroll '1940 -1-2-3'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect.
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: 61288

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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Home Guard title lapel badge'; small oblong silver plated brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a red enamel King George VI Crown. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor surface scratches and wear to silver plating almost back to brass.
Height 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: 61273

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3rd Inverness (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard cap badge

A rare original wartime period '3rd Inverness (Newfoundland) Battalion home guard field service badge', nickel silver 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 horseshoe fitting.
Diameter 30mm.

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: 61250

250.00 GBP


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Bradford Home Guard proficiency badge circa 1941

A good original wartime issue 'Bradford Home Guard uniform badge', circular silvered brass example with blue enamel centre and an embossed bar on laurel sprays inscribed 'PROFICIENCY BADGE', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini Bradford' and two original loop fittings north and south and retainer split pin indicating a style of badge worn on a sleeve. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel, minimal wear.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 60722

30.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

A good original Second World War period 'Home Guard title lapel badge'; small oblong brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a red enamel King George VI Crown. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect except for a hairline flaw not noticable without a magnifying glass, gilt remains bright.
Height 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: 60387

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WHD Womens Home Defence HG auxiliaries badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Women's Home Defence Home Guard auxiliaries badge', gilt shield inlaid with brown enamel with yellow border, crossed rifles to the centre 'WHD' between the barrels, pistol below; the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, gilt remains bright.
Height 31mm.

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: 60079

65.00 GBP


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Green Howards Home Guard association lapel badge

A scarce original 'Home Guard association lapel badge'; small gilded brass oval example bearing green enamel title bar across the centre 'NR Green Howards'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, possibly with some restoration to left side.
Height 16mm.
Width 30mm.

Code: 60074

40.00 GBP


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City of London Civic Guard invasion defence home front badge

A scarce original circa 1942 Second World War period 'City of London Civic Guard badge'; silver plated example in the form of the City shield from the Coat of Arms' inlaid with white enamel, bearing a red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter; the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 26mm.

The City of London Civic Guard was created in 1942 within the Square Mile as part of the Invasion Defence Scheme, with the Lord Mayor as Commandant.

Code: 59984

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Home Guard battledress slip on shoulder title badge

A good original wartime 'Home Guard army pattern slip on shoulder title'; khaki woollen tablet on cotton backing, wider at lower end, bearing black embroidered lettering 'H.G.', the reverse with ribbed cloth loop, making removal easy when operations dictated security. Very good condition.
Height 31mm.

Code: 59977

25.00 GBP


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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, complete with 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: 59976

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Home Guard c.1954 cold war period official issue pin badge.


A scarce original circa 1954 post-war period 'Home Guard badge'; small white metal Crowned Order of the Garter bearing "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" motto, with embossed "HG" initials to the centre, the reverse complete with original pin fittings to be worn by a lady member in her civilian attire. Very good condition.
Height 27mm.

Home Guard buttonhole badge was an official issue lapel badge, for wear with civilian clothes, it became available in April 1953, a version with pin fittings been added in 1954 when women were enrolled, no version with a Queen's Crown seems to have been manufactured.

See: "In The Space of a Single Day" by Jon Mills and Terry Carney.

Code: 58603

18.00 GBP


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Home Guard c.1953 cold war period official issue buttonhole badge.


A good original circa 1953 post-war period 'Home Guard badge'; small white metal Crowned Order of the Garter bearing "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" motto, with embossed "HG" initials to the centre, the reverse complete with original buttonhole fitting to be worn by a gentleman member in his civilian jacket lapel. Very good condition.
Height 26mm.

Home Guard buttonhole badge was an official issue lapel badge, for wear with civilian clothes, it became available in April 1953, a version with pin fittings been added in 1954 when women were enrolled, no version with a Queen's Crown seems to have been manufactured.

See: "In The Space of a Single Day" by Jon Mills and Terry Carney.

Code: 58602

10.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard red white and blue enamel HG lapel badge.


A good original wartime 'Home Guard lapel badge', large brass example bearing the initials "HG" on blue and white enamel ground. Fair condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, heavy service wear to the enamel. Price reflects.
Height 38mm.

Code: 58538

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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: 58393

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