Miscellaneous ARP Insignia
Ambulance Driver's Red Embroidered / Woven ARP Collar Lapel Insignia
The ambulance driver's coat was one of the few items of clothing that had been available before war broke out on 3 September, 1939. The red ARP emblem for the collar could be either embroidered or woven. It was denoted by ARP Pattern 51.
Civil Defence Despatch Rider Badge
Unofficial DR (Despatch Rider or spelt Dispatch Rider) badges featuring the winged wheel were made in various colours for members of different units. They are not an officially sanctioned badge. There is photographic evidence of Messengers within the Civil Defence Services wearing this badge on their lower left sleeve. It is assumed that the colour would follow the standard 'old gold' colour.