Interesting 1940-dated Civil Defence Pass issued for Region 12, South Eastern area (Headquartered at Tunbridge Wells). There appears to be larger CD letters on the rear side.
For members of the Civil Defence that worked on Casualty Evacuation Trains a special breast badge was created for their battledress blouses. The below images detail a sealed pattern ARP Pattern 83 example dated 17 December 1941. Sealed patterns were sent to manufacturers to copy to ensure consistency of size and colour etc.
I am indebted to Roger Miles for sharing these images. You can find lots of interesting home front items for sale on his Home Front Collection website.
I recently blogged about a Dutch 'CD' armband issued close to the war's end. Jon Mills has sent me the following information regarding a similar armband but with light blue lettering made by the GPO. The lettering on the Dutch example looks white when compared to the below example, but it could be faded. The design of the GPO armband looks identical to the Dutch example. This armband is noted as "ARP Pattern 194 Armband, Industrial Civil Defence - Light blue printed on dark blue". See this page for a list of ARP Pattern Numbers.
The previous source mentioned that the Dutch armbands were issued by British forces and it would now follow that these were indeed British in origin.
I am indebted to Roger Miles for sharing these images of two ARP badges issued by the Glasgow Corporation Gas Department. Following on from a recent blog, these badges also include the character Mr Therm.
There are not that many photos of Supplementary Fire Parties (SFP) and this was sent to me by Roger Miles. I assume early war due to the armband and Mk. II helmet. Unfortunately I cannot make out what the lapel badges being worn are.
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