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  • Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Supplementary Fire Party

    Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Supplementary Fire Party

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: C C and S Limited 1941

    UNI 508

    The London Blitz of 1940 highlighted the inadequacies of the authorities to gain control. The ARP in all their forms were stretched to capacity, therefore when 1kg magnesium incendiary bombs crashed through roofs later to ignite undetected, the...

  • badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: Collins, London

    INS 7986

    Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (WHD) badge. An unofficial organisation founded by Dr Edith Summerskill (nicknamed 'Flossie Bang Bang'), Labour MP for Fulham West, in December 1941. No uniform was worn...

  • badge, civilian, Great Western Railway worker

    badge, civilian, Great Western Railway worker

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Birmingham

    INS 4961

    Blue enamel strip along the centre of the oval shaped badge. Above the band is an embossed locomotive.

  • Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Leader, Supplementary Fire Party

    Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Leader, Supplementary Fire Party

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 509

    The London Blitz of 1940 highlighted the inadequacies of the authorities to gain control. The ARP in all their forms were stretched to capacity, therefore when 1kg magnesium incendiary bombs crashed through roofs later to ignite undetected, the...

  • Utility Housecoat: women’s, civilian

    Utility Housecoat: women’s, civilian

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13729

    Step-in housecoat style garment with stand & fall collar, featuring a 3/4 length front zipper, two open topped patch pockets to the lower front, turn-back cuffs and elasticated waist. Made of white lightweight woven fabric, the garment has a design...

  • Jacket, civilian (Demob suit)

    Jacket, civilian (Demob suit)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 2964

    Jacket; double-breasted grey pin-striped jacket of civilian style.

  • Waistcoat, civilian (Demob suit)

    Waistcoat, civilian (Demob suit)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 2965

    Waistcoat Grey pinstriped waistcoat of civilian style.

  • Trousers, civilian (Demob suit)

    Trousers, civilian (Demob suit)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 2966

    Trousers Pair of trousers made of grey pinstriped cloth of cilivilain style.

  • wedding dress

    wedding dress

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 13906

    Long-sleeved gown-style dress with puffed shoulders, decorated with leaf-pattern details on a cream field.

  • brassard, British, Civilian Evacuation Officer, London County Council

    brassard, British, Civilian Evacuation Officer, London County Council

    (uniforms and insignia) 1940

    INS 705

    armband green cotton armband with plain tape ties, bearing the letters L.C.C. EVAC. in black ink, and the numbers IV/196, with the London County Council coat of arms.

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