beret, cloth badge and two metal badges
moss green wool beret bearing the purple and gret cloth badge of the WVS Civil Defence. The badge bears a Queen's Crown and thus dates from 1952. The beret as has pinned to it two metal lapel badges bearing the inscription WVS Civil Defence. There are no makers' marks or other markings on the beret.
See OMD 4197 for accessions information via Dept of Art
 embroidered (in maroon on cloth capbadge)
 stamped/painted (in red on metal capbadges)