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  • brassard, British, Home Guard, General Post Office

    brassard, British, Home Guard, General Post Office

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 7999

    Second World War period British General Post Office (GPO) Home Guard armband. British Home Front associations.

  • badge, headdress, British, Home Guard

    badge, headdress, British, Home Guard

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: A Stanley and Sons, Walsall

    INS 7379

    Second World War period plastic badge for women serving in the Home Guard. This badge is associated with the service Mrs A Fletcher (née Ascott) in the the 58th County of London (Civil Service Battalion) Home Guard. From April 1943 onwards, women were...

  • Tie: WLA

    Tie: WLA

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4649

    The Women's Land Army (WLA), better known as the 'Land Girls', was established at the outset of the Second World War in order to free up male agricultural workers for the armed forces. An estimated 80,000 'Land Girls' were...

  • Wedding Dress (made of white parachute silk)

    Wedding Dress (made of white parachute silk)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 1052

    dress white silk full-length dress with tie belt made from parachute material

  • badge, civilian, British, Salvage Steward

    badge, civilian, British, Salvage Steward

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: F8G

    INS 7333

    Second World War British Home Front badge for a civilian Salvage Steward. The Salvage Steward badge was introduced in February 1942 for those authorised to collect or organise salvage. Red badges were worn by part-time stewards appointed by local...

  • Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Supplementary Fire Party

    Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Supplementary Fire Party

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: H Ltd 1941

    UNI 7954

    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...

  • Coat (Wool Pile) ATS Teddy Bear Coat

    Coat (Wool Pile) ATS Teddy Bear Coat

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4968

    Second World War period overcoat of the type worn by members of the British Army's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) - female personnel who worked the anti-aircraft artillery predictor ranging equipment and later, the searchlight sites, during...

  • Overalls, Civilian Factory Workers

    Overalls, Civilian Factory Workers

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12466

    Second World War period overalls worn by aircraft factory worker Edith Fosdike who was employed at AV Roe, Chadderton (Manchester) between 1940-1943. Mrs Fosdike was one of fifty women who worked on the 'Burr' bench, responsible for filing...

  • Hat: Women’s Land Army

    Hat: Women’s Land Army

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 73

    Second World War period British Women's Land Army (WLA) hat. The Women's Land Army (WLA), better known as the 'Land Girls', was established at the outset of the Second World War in order to free up male agricultural workers for the...

  • badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 7374

    shield-shaped enamelled metal badge bearing two crossed rifles, below the butts of which is a pistol. The initials 'W', 'H' and 'D' are arranged around the crossed rifles. pin missing on the reverse of the badge

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