King's Commendation for Brave Conduct (1st Pattern)
badge and box of issue
oval badge made up of two laurel leaves surrounding a sword, with its point surmounted by a crown. Across the badge a tablet on which the legend FOR BRAVE CONDUCT is embosed. The badge is moulded in bronze-coloured plastic with a red plastic backing. The reverse is plain with a verticle fastening-pin, which swivels, attached to the red plastic backing.
George Hodgkin served as a Section Leader in the ARP Casualty Service in Croydon, Surrey. His King's Commendation for Brave Conduct was Gazetted in the Second Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday 21 February 1941 (Page 1063).
The King's Commendation for Brave Conduct, originally simply comprised the Certificate. However, in 1943, the plastic badge was issued to denote civil commendations. the badge was deisgned by Kruger Gray. This pattern of badge was later replaced by a Silver Laurel Leaf to denote the civil commendation. The first pattern was fixed with two pin, the second pattern with a small brooch-pin fitting. Both badges were intended for everyday wear in civilian dress. Recipients were each issued with two badges,
(1) embossed (on obverse)
(2) embossed (on reverse)
(3) embossed (on reverse)
(1) FOR BRAVE CONDUCT