A number of cities set up voluntary organisations during the war that worked alongside the Civil Defence services to support victims of Luftwaffe raids. Below is an armband for Birmingham's "Helping Hand" organisation. The three war service chevrons show that this particular volunteer had put in over three years work with the organisation.
It's quite difficult to find details about the various voluntary post air raid groups and what limited information does exist is tucked away in local archives.
The armband is in Roger Miles' collection; he also runs Home Front Collection that often has some cracking items for sale.
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