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The Art of Guerrilla Fighting & Patrol.
C1941 1st Ed. 112pgs ' The Art of Guerrilla Fighting & Patrol.' by Alfred Kerr. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams covering subjects fr...

Small child's ' Mickey Mouse ' gasmask.
More commonly known as the' Mickey Mouse ' gasmask because of it's bright colours and appearance the Small Child's Respirator was designed for young c...

Hitler Terror , Churchillian Bulldog figure.
Pottery Bulldog figure sporting a helmet emblazoned with the phrase ' Hitler Terror ' . Featuring a Churchillian pose and with ' Made England ' impres...

Meet the Members - Timber Corps history.
' Meet the Members - A Record of the Timber Corps of the Women's Land Army '. 76pgs, 12 B/W illustrations. A contemporary history of the Timber Corps ...

WLA gilt and enamel tie pin.
Unissued WLA gilt and enamel tie pin on manufacturer\'s sales card. Tie pin was not official issue but could be bought from the WLA shop. This example...

GPO Home Guard armband.
Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the Home Guard. Similar in format to the standard Home Guard ...

4th Battalion Cornwall Camelford Home Guard.
A good example of the printed insignia worn by the 4th Cornwall ( Camelford ) Battalion Home Guard. In good, used condition with evidence of having be...

ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle.
ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle contained in the original tin with paper instructions. These goggles are a commercially modified pair of welder's goggles, t...

ARP Overalls/Boiler suit.
An unissued set of ' ARP 41 ' Overalls. Heavy weight blue cotton with two breast pockets and patch pocket to left leg with accompanying belt with pres...

Women's Junior Air Corps Officer's cap badge.
Brass,gilt and enamel pinback badge for wear by officers up to and including the rank of Commandant in the WJAC. This badge was introduced sometime in...

ARP Gas/Alarm Rattle.
1939 dated, wooden ARP gas or alarm rattle. Dated and marked A.R.P. with a manufacturer\'s mark of W.Clements & Sons. A carry over from the First Worl...

Old Bill style character sweet container.
Pressed cardboard or papier mache caricture figure in the style of Bruce Bairnsfather\\\'s \\\' Old Bill \\\' character. These items were produced in ...

The Last Ditch - David Lampe.
219pg classic study of the Auxiliary Units. Although published in 1968 and hindered by the Official Secrets Act, David Lampe\'s work is still very use...

ARP telephonist's/communications armband.
Printed on to heavy duty cotton/canvas with a bold image of a telephone and ARP. In unissued condition with some minor rubbing and storage marks. An u...

No.6 Group Control MkII helmet.
Scarce MkII No.2B helmet marked for wear by No.6 Group Control. No.6 Group represented the outer ring of London County Councils from Hendon and Wemble...

Fire Brigade A.R.P. lapel badge.
Brass and enamel ' Fire Brigade A.R.P.' lapel badge. Horseshoe lapel fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, Bradford Works, B...

Civil Defence Rescue titles.
A pair of embroidered gold on blue \'Rescue\' shoulder titles. The Rescue title was one of those titles authorised in December 1941 and these examples...

The National Fire Service Drill Book.
1942 3rd ed. \'The National Fire Service Drill Book\', 142pgs illustrated with sketches and b/w photos covering subjects as diverse as saluting, cerem...

Victory Bell.
RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal \\\' from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 \\\' the bell features a prominent ...

St.John Ambulance ARP badge.
Embroidered gold on black St.John Ambulance ARP qualified badge. Worn on the lower sleeve of the St.John Ambulance uniform signifying personnel that h...

WVS label sealed pattern.
1942 WVS sealed pattern for small woven WVS label. Label mounted on Inspectorate of Clothing card with explanatory notes and waxed sealed to reverse. ...

WW2 National Pigeon Service badge.
Brass,enamel and silver gilt button hole badge for the National Pigeon Service who provided trained homing pigeons for essential use by the RAF, Army,...

Food Leader lapel badge.
Brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a Ministry of Food \'Food Leader\'. Working as a direct link between the MOF and the housewife, Food Leader...

Wartime Pool petrol supplement.
Supplement to be used with wartime petrol with the claim \'20% guaranteed increased mileage\'. The product is in fact mothballs! Repackaged and brande...

Wartime packet - night lights
Temporary Wartime Pack of Price\'s \" Improved \" Night Lights. Full card box of night lights candles clearly marked \' Temporary Wartime Pack\'. Cart...

ARP Ashtray.
Hand-painted ashtray by \' Shelley \' . Featuring ARP motifs on gold and blue background. \' Shelley \' backstamp to base with various hand-painted co...

Wartime card game \' Victory \'.
Colourful wartime card game, loosely based on Whist and featuring wartime suits, Army, Navy and R.A.F. and penalty and bonus cards featuring British a...

' The Advanced Auxiliary Fireman ' Manual.
1942ed. ' The Advanced Auxiliary Fireman ' by V.J.Wilmoth, 251pgs with numerous b/w illustrations, sketches and gatefold diagrams covering subjects f...

9th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Battalion Home Guard title
9th Suffolk ( Ipswich ) Battalion Home Guard titles. Clearly having been removed from a uniform and worn horizontally instead of vertically, which is...

National ARP for Animals Chief Guard lapel badge.
N.A.R.P.A.C. Chief Guard silver and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham. to reverse, unusually not numbered . In excellent...

Rescue breast badge.
Breast badge for use by the Rescue services who were responsible for rescuing trapped casualties and the shoring up and demolition of dangerous struct...

Barrage balloon fragment souvenir.
Fragment of rubberised cotton barrage balloon inscribed to the reverse in ink ' Paul Harris barrage balloon 1943 '. Typical boy's wartime souvenir. I...

Standard NO.2 Aero Factory ARP badge.
Superb chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for the No.2 Aero Factory of Standard Motors Coventry. Standard produced Mosquitos, Oxfords and Beaufight...

Air Raid puzzle game.
Early War period child\'s \'Air Raid\' puzzle game made by R.Joubert, London. Involves loading a moving aircraft with ball-bearing bombs and then dro...

4th Surrey ( Guilford ) Battalion Home Guard title
Scarce, one piece embroidered shoulder title for the 4th Battalion Surrey ( Guilford ) Battalion Home Guard. This unusual combination is unique in it'...

Defence - The Services' Magazine & Home Guard Mont
September 1944ed of the Home Guard Monthly with articles on ' the Fly Bombardment ' and ' With the HG Coast Artillery '. 56pgs in excellent, clean con...

Telephonist\'s Gas Mask.
Officially modified Civilian Duty Gas Mask to allow use of a telephone exchange or telephone equipment whilst wearing mask. 1938 dated, size \'Normal\...

Ambulance helmet.
1939 dated MkII helmet for Ambulance personnel. Gloss black painted helmet with \' A \' to front and rear with MkI liner. Clearly dated and manufactur...

GPO Home Guard armband.
Uncommon printed, heavy duty cotton, khaki armband worn by the Post Office battalions of the Home Guard. Similar in format to the standard Home Guard ...

Salute the Soldier campaign sheet music.
Official National Savings campaign \'Salute the Soldier\' sheet music written by Eric Coates in 1944. This was the only one of the war savings campaig...

CD Warden enamel sign.
23 x 13cm approx enamel sign for CD Warden. Uncommon blue on yellow sign in generally sound condition with nibbled edges but with approx 95% enamel r...

HMSO - \'Meet the US Army\'
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., stapled card wrappers, 7 x 4.5\" approx., an uncommon title, with l...

Salute the Soldier campaign poster.
37cms x 48cms approx Salute the Soldier campaign poster. Featuring an image of Churchill with a letter from 10 Downing Street wishing the campaign suc...

AA Training Instruction VI \' \"Z\" A.A. Artillery
1942ed AA Training Instruction serial VI \' \"Z\" A.A. Artillery \'. 50pg manual dealing with all aspects of the 3\" Rocket Projector, otherwise known...

3rd Inverness-shire (Newfoundland) Battalion HG ba
White metal, lapel style badge, for the Newfoundland Forestry Unit as worn by the 3rd Invernessshire (Newfoundland) Battalion Home Guard. This unit wa...

WVS Housewives Section armband.
Unissued WVS Housewives Section armband. The Housewives Section was part of the Housewives Service who were members of the WVS who were unable to le...

Tangye ARP lapel badge.
Brass and enamel lapel badge for \'Tangye ARP\'. Tangyes were a Birmingham engineering company who specialised in steam engines and pumps. This exampl...

Firex grenade extinguisher.
Boxed \' Firex \' grenade extinguisher with incendiary bomb warning tag. This was a glass grenade containing fire extinguisher liquid which was intend...

Full set Home Guard webbing.
A scarce full set of Home Guard webbing equipment comprising; Pouches Web HG patt. Braces with/without loop Web HG patt. Leather Belt HG patt. Sle...

Children\'s miniature book \' Let\'s Play Soldiers
Wartime children\'s miniature book published by \' Raphael Tuck & Sons \' entitled \' Let\'s Play Soldiers and A.T.S. \' In used and slightly creased ...

Birmingham ARP Head Warden badge.
Chrome and enamel lapel badge for \'City of Birmingham ARP Head Warden\'. Half moon lapel fitting to reverse and manufacturer marked \'Maples & Beesle...

Guns for the Home Guard.
64pgs C1941/2 manual concerning the main automatic weapons in use by the HG. Covering Vickers, Boys, Thompson , BAR and Lewis, the manual sets out a d...

Women\'s NFS sleeve badge.
Printed NFS sleeve badge for use on the women\'s overcoat or tunic. Introduced from 1943. Excellent, condition with clear evidence of having been rem...

Air Raid Protection in Factories brochure.
Brochure produced by the Cement & Concrete Association entitled \'Air Raid Protection in Factories\'. Heavily illustrated guide to the efficacy of pro...

Gasmask and early container.
Early aluminium gasmask container by Atlas Aluminium with 1940 dated civilian respirator. Purpose designed container with leather strap containing a v...

\'Idle Women\' - wartime women\'s national service
1947ed.223pgs \'Idle Women\' by Susan Woolfit. A personal but general history of the women taken on during the war for national service on the Inland ...

Hospital respirator.
The British Hospital Respirator was a special purpose civilian respirator designed for use by hospital patients who were bed-ridden with sickness or h...

Manual of the Sten Gun.
32pg booklet designed for Home Guard use centred on the Sten Gun. Covering all marks from I to III this manual authored by Lt.E.W.Manders and W.Bently...

ARP Memo.No.17 Civil Defence Uniforms.
1944 1st ed. of ARP Memorandum No.17 \'Civil Defence Uniforms\'. 44pgs including b/w photographs with listings of all ARP uniform items and their resp...

P.B.Cow Ltd. factory helmet.
Khaki painted, MkII, 1939 dated, helmet with \' P.B.Cow \' emblem. Manufactured by R.O.Co ( Rubery Owen & Co. Ltd., Darlaston ) with a size 6 3/4, 193...

ARP compact.
Small chromed, white metal ARP compact. 45mm across with a padded photo representation of an ARP badge to the lid. Mirror polished internal lid with s...

Tunbridge Wells War Knitting Society badge.
Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the Tunbridge Wells War Knitting Society. Comforts funds were established all over Britain providing everything f...

Pembroke Home Guard Defence Medal grouping.
Boxed Defence medal with award scroll and paperwork for the wear of the Defence Medal ribbon in lieu of the medal with section of ribbon. With this gr...

War Service Scouts handbook.
96pg handbook for War Service Scouts published by the Boy Scouts Assoc. Includes chapters on ARP, Patrolling \'Commandos must begin somewhere!\', self...

Battle of the Flames.
C1940/41 paperback edition of the \'Battle of the Flames\' by H.W.Stedman. This is an important personal, and very immediate narrative by a member of ...

Exeter CD Housewives service lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel, pinback badge for Exeter Civil Defence Housewives Service. Manufacturer marked \'Thos.Fattorini,Birmingham\' and numbered to the re...

Fuel Watcher poster.
25cm x 37cm approx poster issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power and printed by W.R.Royle & Son as part of the \'Fuel Watcher\' campaign. Featuring...

Women\'s Home Guard Auxiliary medallion.
A highly uncommon silver medallion presented to Women\'s Auxiliary Home Guard members of the 18th Warwickshire (Coventry) Battalion Home Guard. Featur...

Fire Watcher lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel, lapel badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/bu...

WVS London Civil Defence arm badge.
WVS Civil Defence embroidered arm badge and area title. Arm badge and area title embroidered on felt which replaced flannel from 1941 due to wartime s...

Northover Projector manual.
1941ed. \'Handbook for the Projector 2 1/2-inch Marks I & II on Mountings, 2 1/2-inch Projector Marks I & II\'. 38pg manual for the \'Northover Projec...

ARP in Leicester booklet.
Uncommon 16pg booklet giving information concerning ARP services in Leicester and general ARP advice. Probably printed just before or at the start of ...

Civilian Fire Fighter manual.
\'Civilian Fire Fighter - A Manual For All Members and Organisers Of Fire Patrols\' by E.C.R. Hadfield. Published 1941 by The English Universities Pr...

LDV armband with Home Guard panel overlaid.
Standard, printed cotton LDV armlet with oversewn 15 x 9cms Home Guard patch printed on cotton. These were on issue from August 1940 intially to avoid...

ARP Whistle and London Region lanyard.
Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B\'ham with attached white lanyard. The white lanyard was regulation, when a lanyard was worn, for the London Civil...

Economizer ARP lamp.
Contained in original box with artwork, the \'Economizer ARP lamp\' was a transformer based light drawing power from an ordinary light socket for low ...

Enamel ARP First Aid Post.
Early enamelled tin ARP wall sign indicating the direction of a First Aid Post. 25cm x 61cm approx in good sound condition with some areas of damage a...

Ministry of Food Armband.
Printed blue and white Ministry of Food \' Food \' armband. Probably for use by MOF emergency food officers this example in excellent, clean, proba...

Fire Watcher lapel badge.
Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for a Fire Watcher. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread of fire caused by bombs in mainly industrial/b...

WVS Housewives Sevice lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel pinback badge for the WVS Housewives Service, Identification.The Housewives Service were members of the WVS who were unable to leave...

Comic postcard - sirens.
Bamforth comic postcard by the artist \\\'Tempest\\\' featuring the blackout and air raid sirens. Postally used and in good used condition with some m...

Southern Railway Home Guard Newspaper.
April 1941 edition of \' Southern On Guard \' the newspaper of the Southern Railway Home Guard. Four page, tabloid size paper with large numbers of il...

Casualties Service armband.
Screen printed red on white heavy duty cotton \' Casualties Service \' armband with ties. A generic style of armband typical of the production of \' D...

Wartime editions of Woman\'s Own.
194.2 Copies of \' Woman\'s Own \' featuring bright covers with wartime themes. Both copies are packed with wartime adverts and articles, problem page...

LDV Instruction No.9 Grenades.
Local Defence Volunteers Instruction No.9 - 1940 Grenades. Printed in September 1940, one of a number of instructions informing the emerging LDV, in t...

Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual.
173pgs,1942ed of the Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual by Major John Langdon-Davies. This manual concentrates on concealment and camouflage and how to use ...

Spitfire Fund badge.
Brass and enamel pinback badge. A more expensive style of generic Spitfire Fund badge probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. Good clea...

Land Girl - Women\'s Land Army manual.
Land Girl - A manual for volunteers in the women\\\'s land army by W.E.Shewell-Cooper. 123pgs, linen covers, 2nd Ed.1942. The bible for WLA members co...

Home Guard Enrolment form.
Army Form W3066 \'Form of Enrolment in the Home Guard\'. Two sided, blank form requesting all pertinent information required in signing up for Home Gu...

NFS sidecap
Two colored,wool, NFS sidecap. Approx. size 7 with chrome and enamel NFS cap badge and chromed buttons. Modelled on the Army\\\'s field service cap, t...

\'Laughs with the Workers\' comic booklet.
\'Laughs with the Workers\' compiled by S.Evelyn Thomes. One of a series of \'Laughs with.....\' comic booklets featuring cartoons by Giles,Betts and ...

ARP whistle and lanyard.
Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B\'ham with attached red lanyard. There is strong evidence that the red lanyard was worn by Civil Defence personne...

Defence of the Realm poster.
38cm x 45cm poster entitled \'Defence of the Realm\' setting out the imposition of defence regulations. These posters were issued to the police in mi...

Northamptonshire Home Guard lapel badge.
Gilt and enamel lapel badge for the Northamptonshire Home Guard. Half moon lapel fixing and manufacturer marked to reverse \'Usher B\'ham\'. Gilt fres...

Bombo - The New War Game.
Wartime game \'Bombo - The New War Game - Aerial Bombing - A daptable to Any Dartboard\'. Phoney War period game which consisits of an overlay for a d...

District Warden\'s Helmet.
MkII helmet with MkI 1938 dated liner painted to represent the rank of District Warden.The London rank markings of stripes was adopted across Britain...

1944-45 Ration Book.
Standard MOF issue ration book R.B.1/7 for 1944-45. Issued to an address in Helmsley, Yorkshire. Some coupon removal and cancellation with minor rust...

AFS London breast badge.
AFS London cloth breast badge. Removed from uniform with clear stitch marks and loss of paper backing to reverse.One moth hole to lower front border....

General Civilian Respirator for use by asthmatics.
This version of the General Civilian Respirator is identical to the standard version, but was fitted with a flapper type exhale valve. The lack of any...

Wartime tin of Barnips sweets.
Printed tinplate tin , approx. 15cms tall for \'the Original Barnips\' with a wartime controlled price label to the exterior. In good/excellent condit...

Royal Ordnance Factory badge.
Impressed plastic R.O.F.badge bearing the motto \' Front Line Duty\' over crossed bombs and the letters \' ROF \'. Two holes to the banner allowed it ...

Comic postcard - blackout
A good example of a Blackout themed comic postcard entitled \' somewhere in the black-out!\' Scarce example featuring the blackout. In good condition,...

Comic postcard - incendiary bombs.
Comic postcard by the artist \'Kit Forres\' featuring children gathering incendiary bombs and the strap line \' Coo! You ought to have seen ours!\' Ex...

Cheadle Spitfire Fund lapel badge and flyer.
Brass and enamel lapel badge for Cheadle Rural District Spitfire Fund and a printed flyer for an auction for the same fund. Lapel badge maker marked t...

Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse.
. One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of \\\' Careless Talk \\\'. Designed by Punch cartoonist...

Home Guard grenade.
WW2 Home Guard extemporised grenade. Designed by Lt.Col.Williams Ellis of the 1st Btn. Merioneth Home Guard the grenade consisted of a rough casting ...

NARPAC lapel badge.
Tin and celluloid pinback badge for NARPAC or the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee. This organisation was established with a number of ...

INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb.
The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from...

Will\'s Cigarettes ARP cards.
Set of 50 cards given free with Will\'s Cigarettes entitled \'Air Raid Precautions\' Issued in 1938, the full colour cards show subjects from \'choos...

Blythswood Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. ARP lapel badge.
20mm approx gilt and enamel lapel badge for Blythswood Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. ARP. Blythswood were a shipbuilding company based in Scotstoun, Glasgow. ...

WLA 4 Year Armband.
Felt and cotton, embroidered Women\\\'s Land Army armband for four years service. This example has additional chevrons for a further one and a half ye...

Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse.
One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of \\\' Careless Talk \\\'. Designed by Punch cartoonist \...

Warden\'s helmet
Black-painted MkII helmet for a warden. 1939 dated and manufacturer marked JSS for Joseth Sankey & Son, Bilston with a size 7, 1939 dated Mk I liner b...

City of London First Aid Auxiliary armband.
Uncommon, screen printed on textured canvas, armband for the City of London FIRST AID AUXILIARY. Complete with all cotton ties and in good condition w...

Roman Catholic air raid injury badge.
Tin and celluloid,pinback badge carrying the slogan \'in case of injury call a Catholic priest\'. Commonly worn by practising Catholics in the early p...

Utility Furniture Catalogue.
Scarce 1944, Board of Trade, Utility Furniture Catalogue. 16pg card covered catalogue illustrated throughout with the styles of furniture available un...

ARP Domestic sandbag.
Hygenic Domestic Sandbag made from linen designed to be filled with dry sand and kept in the attic, loft etc in order to tackle incendiary bombs. Appr...

Comic postcard - blackout
Comic postcard from the \'Humoresque\' series featuring a blackout subject - \' two heads are better than one in a black-out\'. Blackout themes tend t...

Wartime Red Cross & St.John fund raising poster.
50 x 75cms approx. poster featuring a striking painting by the artist Miles Harper who designed many of the Red Cross posters. Featuring the strap lin...

Modern Machine Tools ARP badge.
Gilt and enamel lapel badge for Modern Machine Tools Ltd ARP. Modern Machine Tools were a Coventry based company specialising in lathes etc. Half moon...

Comic/sentimental postcard - happy return.
Wartime postcard published as part of the \'cheerful\' series with a sentimental \'Good-bye-Good Luck-Happy Return.\' refrain typical of early war sen...

Mersey Docks and Harbour Board ARP badge.
Silvered brass and enamel lapel badge for Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Air Raid Precautions. Half moon lapel fitting, manufacturer marked Thos Fatto...

History of CD in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area.
76pg C1945 \'History of Civil Defence in No.3 (Weston-Super-Mare) Area 1936 - 1945\'. Comprehensive review of CD services within the area including se...

Chromed GWR Railway service lapel badge.
Oval, chromed brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating employment with the Great Western Railway. Railway service badges were based on a gener...

Home Guard shoulder title - Manchester.
Blue, embroidered , sansserif lettering Home Guard shoulder title. This colour of shoulder title is associated with use by units of the Greater Manche...

\'Keep it Up\' savings poster.
50 x 75cms approx. bold graphic design featuring a barrage balloon and the strap line \'Keep It Up\' - Go on buying Savings Certificates. Issued by th...

ENSA capbadge.
Bronzed ENSA capbadge. The Entertainments National Service Association , or ENSA was an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to...

Central Clearing House - Outcasts souvenir.
1940 Souvenir mug of the \'Outcasts\' - the nickname for the staff of the London Clearing Banks - the Central Clearing House or CCH, who were evacuate...

Wartime soldier doll.
Wartime soldier doll with moulded plaster head and hands. Stuffed material body and legs with cotton uniform and puttees. Uniform is a copy of British...

Wartime Duraglit tin.
Duraglit metal polish tin. Clearly marked \'wartime pack\', two colour print directly onto tin. Two minor dents and some surface abrasions with paintw...

London CD Region Magazine.
London Civil Defence Region New Year magazine 1940. 56pgs containing humourous pieces, cartoons, rhymes and Group News. With an introduction by Sir Jo...

Civil Nursing Reserve Organiser armband.
Printed cotton Civil Nursing Reserve Organiser armband. The CNR were formed in 1939 to augment nursing staff working in hospitals, aid posts, shelters...

Hitler \'Po\' ashtray.
Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler\'s face in the interior with the dedication \' Flip your ashes on old nasty\' and the pun \'The viola...

Bomb Reconnaissance armband.
Printed cotton armlet for trained Civil Defence Bomb Reconnaissance Officers. Authorised for wear in 1942 the armlet was worn by those CD personnel wh...

The Land Girl.
Early issue (No.4 Vol.1 July 1940) of the \'Land Girl\' the official magazine of the Women\'s Land Army.16pgs illustrated with b/w photographs and WLA...

Cheshire Home Guard sleeve badge.
Embroidered diamond featuring the Cheshire Regimental colours of maroon and buff superimposed with the Regiment\'s acorn badge. This badge has been as...

Kidderminster Warship Week pin badge.
Tin and celluloid pinback badge for Kidderminster\'s Warships Week Dec 6-13 1941. Maker marked Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham. In good condition, some foxing...

WVS City of London Civil Defence arm badge.
WVS Civil Defence embroidered arm badge , area title and war service stripes. Arm badge and area title embroidered on felt which replaced flannel fro...

The Story of Civil Defence in Wanstead & Woodford
\' It Happened Here \' compiled by Stanley Tiquet C1947. 83pg illustrated history of CD in the Borough of Wanstead & Woodford. Extensive rolls of pers...

Respiration Service breast badge.
Woven silk badge for the Royal Life Saving Society\'s Respiration Service. This was worn on the right breast pocket by CD personnel who had passed the...

City of Leicester Neighbours League.
Enamel and pinback badge for the City Of Leicester Neighbours League.A wartime organisation formed with the aim of alleviating the suffering of victi...

All Clear - Sheffield Civil Defence magazine.
January 1941 \'Blitz Edition\' of \'All Clear\' the magazine of Sheffield\'s Civil Defence Services. This particular edition deals with the first two ...

Comic postcard - ITMA
Comic postcard by the artist \'Dinah\' with the slogan \"Shall I do you now, Sir ?\" a play on one of the catch phrases from the famous radio show IT...

J.Lyons & Co.Ltd ARP lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel ARP \'Fire\' lapel badge for J.Lyons & Co.Ltd. J.Lyons were the company that had a large chain of tearooms or \'cornerhouses\'. Bad...

Liverpool ARP Instructor\'s badge.
Chrome and enamel Liverpool ARP Instructor\'s badge. Half-moon lapel fitting which is stamped with the owner\'s certificate number, also registered de...

Heavy Rescue shoulder title.
Early wartime issue embroidered,gold on blue Heavy Rescue shoulder title. In excellent,unissued condition, two very minor glue marks to reverse. ...

Home Guard silver spoon.
EPNS spoon with Home Guard emblem. Spoon marked E.P.N.S. to reverse, slight rubbing to plate on the HG emblem, otherwise in excellent condition. These...

German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose.
The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from...

WLA Drill overall coat.
Women\'s Land Army \'Overalls, Coats,Drill\'. 1944 dated, size Medium - Bust 35 - 38ins by Robert Glew & Co.Ltd. Standard working overall used by the ...

Police, Special Constable MkII helmet.
Good clean condition, 1939 dated MkII steel helmet marked for \'Police,Special Constable\'. Stencilled \'Police\' with an \'SC\' decal above. Shell ma...

Monmouthshire Home Guard titles.
Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 9th Monmouthshire (Pontypool) Battalion. In good condition with clear evidence of having...

Boxed ARP Lamps.
2 x No68 ARP lamps in their original box. Hooded lamps made by Lucas with manufacturer\'s mark to hood. Some very minor corrosion otherwise in excelle...

Air Raid Warden\'s armband.
Early war, screen printed, red on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Four cloth ties to the corners.. Good example of an early armband. Very slightly gru...

NFS Women\'s cap.
National Fire Service women\'s \' ski \' cap. On general issue from 1943, the reinforced cotton, peaked ski cap was intended to replace the FS style c...

ARP Warden enamel door plaque.
Early, yellow and black enamel door plaque for an ARP Warden. Approx 13cm x 9cm in excellent condition with minor rust spots to reverse and edges but ...

2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun manual.
1944ed. 40pg manual for the 2-Pdr Anti-Tank Gun published by Gale & Polden. Featuring a superb all colour, pull out chart showing the gun and exploded...

The Book of 1st City of London Home Guard.
C1945 ed. 47pgs \'The Book of Number Two Platoon, A Company 1st City of London Home Guard\'. A series of essays by individual contributors, illustrat...

Wartime utility radio.
A good example of a Wartime Civilian Receiver or \'Utility Radio\'. Manufactured by Bush Radio as indicated by the U1 tag to the reverse the WCR was ...

Winston Churchill patriotic matchbox cover.
Tin and celluloid matchbox cover with picture of Winston Churchill to front face and quotes from Roosevelt and Churchill\'s reply to the other sides. ...

Civil Defence blue beret.
ARP 68 Civil Defence blue beret. Size M, 1942 dated by Jalportex Ltd with silverARP badge to front. The Civil Defence beret was authorised in July 19...

Wartime Comic \'Knockout & Magnet, the Victory Com
1945 edition of the Knockout & Magnet, the Victory comic. 16 page comic printed on poor quality paper with colour covers. Features stories and comic s...

Bristol Aircraft Company ARP armband.
Embroidered, heavy duty cotton armband for the Bristol Aircraft Company ARP \' Fire \' . Lined and fastened with a heavy duty buckle, this uncommon ar...

ARP Group / Sector card.
ARP information card to be filled in with all relevant information concerning local ARP personnel, addresses,phone numbers etc. Clean unissued conditi...

Unissued first issue Identity Card.
First issue National Registration Identity card. 1940 dated \'buff card\' unissued . Endorsed to the interior with stamped district codes. Originally...

Food in Wartime recipe book.
64pg paperback book entitled \' Food in Wartime \' edited by W.H.White. Features 200 recipes for meatless dishes. Published in 1940. In excellent cle...

Red Cross & St.John \'Penny a Week\' Fund badge.
Brass and enamel pinback badge for the Red Cross & St.John \' Penny a Week\' Fund. This appeal was established to help fund the extra work undertaken ...

Durham Home Guard HAA Battery shoulder titles.
Home Guard combination, HG shoulder title and printed AA Command divisional sign worn by the 71st Durham Home Guard HAA Battery based at Gateshead. Al...

\'With the Home Guard\'.
1943 ed. \'With the Home Guard\' by Capt.Simon Fine. 80pgs, profusely illustrated throughout explaining and demonstrating the work and duties of the H...

Butterfly bomb warning sign.
30 x 45cms approx. enamelled sign giving a warning to the danger of Butterfly bombs that may lie in hedges and ditches. These signs were a feature of...

ARP Handbook No.11 Camouflage of Large Installatio
1939ed. 1st ed. ARP Handbook No.11 Camoflage of Large Installations. One of the more uncommon of the ARP handbooks dealing with the camouflage of fact...

Coughs and Sneezes poster - Bateman.
25cm x 37cm poster printed for the Ministry of Health by Chromoworks, London featuring the artwork of H.M.Bateman. This poster is one of a series in t...

Senior Fire Guard shoulder title.
Shoulder title intended to be worn on the battledress. The title was worn up until 1943 and the reorganisation of the Fire Guard and was worn by the r...

Wartime Savings poster.
Bold, graphic wartime savings poster by the artist Elgar. 48cms x 75cms published by the National Savings Committee and printed for HMSO by E.S.& A. R...

The Other Battle - the wartime history of BSA.
Scarce 1946 history of the Birmingham Small Arms Co.Ltd., by Donovan M.Ward. 180pgs illustrated throughout with b/w and colour photographs covering al...

Comic postcard - ARP.
Comic postcard in the \'Humoresque\' series by Will Jonson entitled \' I\'m having awful trouble with the ARP \'. Excellent home front subject in good...

AW Bomb enamel sign.
20 x 30cm approx. enamel sign explaining precautions to be used when handling A W Bombs. A W Bombs were more commonly known as the No.76 Grenade or ...

Kitchen Front Recipes.
\'Kitchen Front Recipes & Hints\' by Ambrose Heath. 1940ed. 95pgs of recipes and hints from eggless cake to what food to take to the air raid shelter....

Nox ARP Lampshield.
Boxed NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform...

The Rise and Ascent of Number Two Platoon.
52pg History of \"A\" Company,17th Battalion, Cheshire Home Guard by Harold Jager, printed in 1945. 17th Cheshire was the Heswall Battalion. This illu...

Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column badge.
Embroidered gold on blue cloth shoulder title for Civil Defence Reserve Regional Column region III. This organisation consisted of a permanent, traine...

11th Suffolk Home Guard, Battalion Souvenir.
68pg, card covered history of the 11th Suffolk, Ipswich Battalion Home Guard. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and sketches complete with a Batt...

Civil Defence Rest Centre lapel badge .
Brass and enamel Civil Defence Rest Centre pinback badge. A variation on the 1940 \' rainbow \' design, this badge is in excellent condition with two ...

11th Btn Cornwall Home Guard badge.
Embroidered, cotton on felt \'Chough\' - Cornish county bird, representing the 11th Battalion Cornwall Home Guard. The 11th Btn covered the Newquay ar...

Wartime Ovaltine tin.
Wartime \'half label\' Ovaltine tin. This example features a half label, a wartime expediency designed to save paper. Label intact with some staining,...

Area Fire Guard Officer shoulder title
1943 printed shoulder title for officer rank in the Fire Guard structure. Good unused condition ....

Victory Bell.
RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal \\\' from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 \\\' the bell features a prominen...

Wartime Zam-Buk ointment tin.
\'Zam-Buk\' ointment - the great herbal balm. Tin marked \'this is a special wartime pack\'. Labelling printed directly on to tin with typical wartime...

Comic postcard - armaments.
Bamforth comic postcard by the artist \'Tempest\' featuring women munition workers. Postally used and in good used condition with some marking and bum...

WLA 4 Year armband.
Felt and cotton, embroidered Women\'s Land Army armband for four years service. This example has additional chevrons for a further years service givin...

History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Home Guard
An excellent copy of the History Of The 58th Surrey (Purley) Battalion Home Guard by W.C. Dodkins. Published 1948 this well written 80 page card cover...

\'Mein Pal\' - Home Guard Absentee.
24 x 37cms approx.poster featuring a Home Guard Absentee being greeted by Hitler announcing \' Mein Pal\'. Signed John S.Smith and printed for HMSO by...

Civil Defence helmet lamp.
Civil Defence pattern helmet mounted lamp. This type of lamp was designed to be clipped onto the rim of the standard MkII helmet with the battery pack...

ARP Women\'s Recruiting Poster.
750mm x 500mm ARP Recruiting Poster. \' It\'s the Women we need... Women ambulance drivers, women wardens, women for first aid and casualty stations. ...

WLA armband.
Embroidered, cotton on felt armband for the Womens Land Army. This is the basic armband worn on joining, service with the WLA indicated by the additio...

Civil Defence at War.
1941ed. of \'Civil Defence at War\' by Mrs Anthony Billingham of the Civil Defence Ambulance Service. Featuring a striking cover this book, part of th...

Evacuation window card.
18cm x 9.5cm card for display in windows showing involvement in the government evacuation sheme. It was primarily designed for display in the windows ...

CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the
Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1943 and...

8th Hampshire Home Guard shoulder title.
8th Hampshire(Avon Valley)Battalion, Fordingbridge shoulder titles. Clearly having been removed from a uniform and worn horizontally instead of vertic...

Red Cross Agriculture Fund lapel badge.
Enamel and gilt pinback badge for the Red Cross Agriculture Fund. Probably worn by junior officials of the fund, the Agriculture Fund was established ...

29mm Spigot Mortar manual.
1944ed. of \'the 29mm Spigot Mortar\' by Lt.E.W.Manders HG. 44pgs including b&w illustrations showing the use,handling, ammunition and emplacement of ...

Assistant Fire Guard Officer shoulder title.
1943 printed shoulder title for the third rated officer rank in the Fire Guard structure. Good used condition with stitch marks to border....

Home Guard helmet.
Khaki painted Mk.II No.2C mild steel helmet issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel helmet was an attempt to redress the shortage of helmets availabl...

Home Guard helmet.
Khaki painted Mk.II No.2C mild steel helmet issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel helmet was an attempt to redress the shortage of helmets availabl...

\'It All Depends On Me\' campaign badge and cards.
Brass and enamel lapel badge for the \'It All Depends On Me\' campaign. Half moon lapel fitting made by Thos.Fattorini, B\'ham, accompanied by two cam...

ARP Emergency Precautions for Cats.
Double sided A4 pamphlet issued by the Cats\' Protection League entitled ARP Emergency Precautions for Cats. This leaflet offers advice on subjects in...

\'Britain\'s Sea Power\' savings poster.
50 X 75cm approx poster entitled \'Britain\'s Sea Power - Maintain it with your Savings.\' Poster features a bold, graphic image of a King George V Cl...

Combat without Weapons.
1942ed. 39pg booklet \'Combat Without Weapons\' by Capt.E.Hartley Leather. Produced by Gale & Polden this guide demonstrates a series of unarmed fight...

Defence - The Services\' Magazine & Home Guard Mon
Jan 1944 edition of Defence. 52 pgs of articles and features concerning topics of use and interest to the Home Guard. In good clean condition, with so...

Carless Talk Costs Lives Poster by Fougasse.
One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of \\\' Careless Talk \\\'. Designed by Punch cartoonist \...

Home Guard manual of Unarmed Combat.
Commercially printed, pocket book size manual of \' Unarmed Combat\', for Home Guard and Service Use. Published by Bernards Ltd, London the manual fea...

Shelter at Home leaflet.
1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 18 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrisson shelters, refuge rooms and DIY inte...

Wartime pack -
Temporary Wartime Pack of Price\'s \" Sentinel \" Night Lights. Full card box of night lights candles clearly marked \' Temporary Wartime Pack \'. Car...

ARP instructions for the erection of the Anderson
1939 Directions for the Erection and Sinking of the Galvanised Corrugated Steel Shelter. 16pg illustrated pamphlet giving instructions for the constru...

National Garden Club lapel badge.
Silvered and enamel lapel badge for the National Garden Club with the motto \'Dig to Eat\', part of the \'Dig for Victory\' campaign. Manufacturer mar...

War on the Line.
\'War on the Line\' - The Southern Railway in Wartime by Bernard Darwin. 1946ed. 225pgs with b/w photographs, colour plates and fold out maps. Compreh...

Worcester Warship Week tin badge.
Tin and celluloid pin back, button badge for Worcester Warship Week March 7 - 14 1942., made by Banham (?) and Sons, Bromsgrove. 25mm badge with very ...

Post Warden\'s helmet.
MkII helmet with Mk2 liner, white painted with black W indicating the junior supervisory rank of post warden. In good clean condition overall with so...

Stork Wartime Cookery Book.
Circa 1943 Wartime Cookery Book printed by the Stork Margarine Co. 64pgs of chapters including chapters \' How to save your dinner if air-raids come ....

Embroidered Civil Defence armband.
Standard pattern Civil Defence \' armlet \' as issued from 1940. This example is the less common embroidered pattern as opposed to the more commonly e...

Tynemouth Emergency Feeding Centre badge.
Gilt and enamel, pinback badge for the County Borough of Tynemouth Emergency Feeding Centre. Probably dating from 1940, emergency feeding centres were...

St.Paul\'s Cathedral In Wartime.
1946 ed of the history of St.Paul\'s Cathedral in Wartime by the Rev.W.R.Matthews. Concentrates on the ARP efforts primarily carried out by the ARP or...

Wartime shrapnel collection.
Shrapnel collection contained in an old NAAFI cigarette tin . Wartime collection including various parts of driving bands and fuzes from AA shells, ...

Home Guard patch.
15 x 9cms Home Guard patch printed on cotton. These were on issue from August 1940 intially to avoid the waste of exsisting LDV armlets by the simple ...

Wartime Cadbury\'s Plain Chocolate.
A rare survivor ! A complete bar of Cadbury\'s \' Plain Bournville \' chocolate. In it\'s utility, printed greaseproof paper wrapper which was introd...

Manchester Rest Centre Service badge.
Brass and enamel pinback badge for wear by the staff of Manchester\'s Rest Centre Service. Rest Centres were established to offer food, temporary acco...

How to Get Help after air raid damage poster.
76 x 50cms approx poster entitled \'How to Get Help - after air raid damage\'. Printed for HMSO by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London the poster gives informat...

WVS cap band and badge.
An original cap band with pin back Civil Defence badge for the WVS hat. Made from crepe, band is in excellent condition. The pinback badge is maker ma...

Pershore & Dist. Warship Week Badge.
Tin and celluloid, pinback badge for Pershore & District Warship Week 15-22nd Nov. 1941. Maker marked Thom.Fattorini, B\'ham. In good, clean condition...

23rd Middlesex Home Guard shoulder title.
Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 23rd Middlesex Battalion. MX23 were the Edgware Battalion. This example stitched togethe...

Wartime Cadbury\'s Fruit Flavoured Chocolate.
Yet another scarce survivor of sweet rationing, a Cadbury\'s, fruit flavoured, filled chocolate block. In greaseproof wrapping with a slip wrapper bea...

Grenades for the Home Guard.
1944 commercially printed manual \'Grenades for the Home Guard - EY Rifle and Cup Discharger\' by Lt.E.W.Manders. Illustrated with diagrams and b/w p...

Butterfly Bomb warning sign.
30 x 45cms approx. enamelled sign giving a warning to the danger of Butterfly bombs that may lie in the vicinity. These signs were a feature of areas ...

WVS rank bar.
Chrome and enamel, pin back, \\\' rank \\\' bar for Headquarters Staff. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war as the number of appointments ...

Early Fire Guard armband.
Heavy duty cotton armband with the word \'FIRE\' stiched on in individual letters closed with a stainless roller buckle. This armband comes from the p...

C&B On National Service badge.
Attractive chrome and enamel \'On National Service\' pinback badge for an unidentified company \'C&B\'. Using a design incorporating stylised wings an...

Clifton Cinemas Spitfire Fund badge.
Brass and enamel, pinback badge for Clifton Cinemas Spitfire Fund. In excellent condition with undamaged enamel, an uncommon example for a small fund....

WVS Housewives Section window card.
190mm x 190mm Window card for the WVS Housewives Section. Printed by Fosh & Cross in 1942. and designed to be placed in the windows of members of the ...

LMS Railway service lapel badge.
Oval, brass and enamel lapel badge indicating employment with the London Midland and Scottish Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic ...

WVS County Staff \' rank \' bar.
Chrome and enamel pinback County Staff rank bar by L.Simpson, London. The County Staff brooch was introduced for WVS members employed at county headqu...

German SD2B \' Butterfly Bomb \'.
An example of the infamous \' Butterfly Bomb \' that was dropped over the UK in profusion from 1941. Packed into containers which opened at height, t...

\'New Ways of War\' - Tom Wintringham.
An influential title by the left wing, International Brigades veteran Tom Wintringham. Drawing on lessons from the Spanish Civil War this 128 page \'P...

SR Railway Service lapel badge.
Oval, chromed brass and enamel, pinback lapel badge indicating employment with the Southern Railway. Railway service badges were based on a generic de...

Home Guard slip on shoulder titles.
A good matched pair of worn, Home Guard slip-on shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on wool, these titles were unofficial and were based on the design...

WVS Post Leader armband.
WVS \'Post Leader\' embroidered on felt, armband. The position of Post Leader was created during the decentralisation of the WVS organisation during 1...

Head Warden\'s helmet.
MkII helmet with 1939 dated liner painted to represent the rank of Head Warden. This was a helmet intially used outside of London as it features an ov...

Home Guard Helmet.
Khaki painted Mk.II No.2C mild steel helmet issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel helmet was an attempt to redress the shortage of helmets availabl...

Civil Air Guard pilot\'s wings.
Embroidered, wool on cotton, pilot\'s wings for wear on the Civil Air Guard blue boiler suit. The CAG was created in the \'30s to allow men and women ...

Anderson Shelter Spanner.
Another of these difficult to find shelter accessories. Rat-tailed spanner supplied with the Anderson shelter in kit form. One end of the spanner was ...

ARP Shelter key.
Steel key with the wording \'ARP SHELTER\' stamped to one side and the number \'9\' to the reverse. In clean condition. ...

S Zone Middlesex HG bronze medallion.
25mm Bronze medallion for S Zone Middlesex Home Guard Winter Training 1940/41. S Zone was an area of North London stretching from Hampstead to Elstree...

WVS Centre Staff \' rank \' bar.
Chrome and paint, pin back, \' rank \' bar for Centre Staff. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war these brooches were intially made in chro...

Wartime Shrapnel collection.
Shrapnel collection contained in an old chocolate box. Wartime collection including two incendiary bomb fins, various parts of driving bands and fuzes...

NFS College breast badge.
Embroidered red on blue breast badge for the National Fire Service College. In mint unissued condition with one small hole at approx. 11O\'clock, I su...

William and the ARP by Richmal Crompton.
1941 5th ed copy of \'William and the ARP\' by Richmal Crompton. 256pg comic story involving the famous William character in it\'s scarce colour dust ...

National ARP for Animals Chief Guard lapel badge.
N.A.R.P.A.C. Chief Guard silver and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham. to reverse, numbered 1919. In excellent conditi...

Cadbury\'s Blended chocolate.
A rare survivor ! A complete bar of Cadbury\'s \' Blended \' chocolate. In it\'s utility, printed greaseproof paper wrapper which was introduced as a ...

Helmet Respirator.
This respirator was designed for use by those who had certain medical conditions which prevented the use of regular gas masks. This device was dubbed ...

Stourport Home Guard designation.
WOR 11 Home Guard designation with Home Guard shoulder title still stitched onto a piece of BD material. WOR 11 is the designation for the 11th Worces...

H.M.O.W. ARP enamel sign.
10 x 15cm approx ,enamel sign for His Majesty\'s Office of Works ARP advising of emergency telephone number in Whitehall. These signs were removed fro...

Woman Home Guard Auxiliary Certificate.
Approx 16 x 20cms certificate given in appreciation of service as a Home Guard Auxiliary. These certificates are not common when you appreciate that t...

Home Guard Pocket Manual.
70pg manual by Capt.A.Southworth of 20th Sevenoaks Btn Home Guard. Illustrated through out with b/w photos and diagrams. Concentrating primarily on ar...

Fougasse \'Careless Talk\' handkerchief.
Silk handkerchief overprinted with cartoons taken from the \'Careless Talk\' campaign drawn by the Punch artist \'Fougasse\', the pseudonym of Kennet...

Air Raid Warden Sign.
34cm x 5cm approx pressed aluminium Air Raid Warden door sign. Early war period sign in excellent corrosion free condition....

Bronze ARP First Aid Worker Doorplate.
Approx 15cm x 4cm bronze doorplate for an ARP First Aid Worker. Label to reverse with instructions for maintenance and manufacturer\'s details. In su...

ARP recruiting poster/shop card.
ARP recruiting poster made to be displayed as a window or door card. Part of the ARP recruiting campaign 1938/39 by the artist K.J.Petts. Approx. 25cm...

1942 Ration Book.
R.B.1/5 July 1942 issue Ration Book. Standard mid-issue MOF ration book issued from Cheltenham for an address in Tewkesbury. Book is largely intact ...

WW2 National Pigeon Service badge.
Brass,enamel and silver gilt button hole badge for the National Pigeon Service who provided trained homing pigeons for essential use by the RAF, Army...

Street Fire Party lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel lapel for Street Fire Parties or Supplementary Fire Parties. Button hole fixing manufactured and marked \' Collins & Co., B\'ham. Sl...

Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder .
Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder. Economy packet with two colour printing directly onto cardboard. Packet has waste paper collection slogan to o...

Voluntary Land Club badge.
Brass and enamel, pinback, badge for the Voluntary Land Club. This was one of many organisations linked to the \' Lend a Hand on the Land\' campaign ...

Girls\' Training Corps Section Leader\'s badge.
Silver and enamel pinback badge for section leaders in the GTC. Introduced in 1943 for wear by section leaders of the GTC, which had been set up to pr...

4th Battalion Buckinghamshire Home Guard history.
95pg history entitled \' Home Guard BUX4, records and reminiscences of the 4th Buckinghamshire Battalion Home Guard \' by Lt.Col.L.W.Kentish,DSO with ...

Hertfordshire Home Guard insignia.
An unissued set of insignia for the 15th St.Albans Battalion,Hertfordshire Home Guard. In mint uncut condition, as issued, for sewing onto a BD blouse...

Salute the Soldier Plaque.
Half size Salute the Soldier, War Savings Campaign 1944 Plaque. Approx 24 x 40cms plastic plaque made by De La Rue Plastics, manufacturer\'s mark moul...

Novelty Hitler in Poland ashtray.
Glazed china novelty in the form of a po with a transfer print of a hangdog looking Hitler with the line \' Hitler in Poland \' underneath. Around the...

ARP First Aid pouch.
Small, cloth first aid pouch containing three dressings. Made by Johnson & Johnson and designed to go into the pocket. In good clean condition, contai...

Queen\'s Messenger lapel badge.
Silver and enamel pinback lapel badge for a Ministry of Food Queen\'s Messenger. Queen\'s Messengers were mainly drawn from WVS volunteers, who travel...

LDV slip on title.
Embroidered Local Defence Volunteer slip on shoulder title. Unofficial title which saw widespread use, designed for use on battledress or the initial ...

Raiders Overhead
1943 edition of \' Raiders Overhead \' by Barbara Nixon. Classic wartime account running to 166pgs describing the experiences of an ordinary warden in...

Book of the Blacker Bombard.
Uncommon manual published by Gale & Polden in 1944 for the 29mm Spigot Mortar or Blacker Bombard. The 32 page manual features b&w illustrations throug...

Dunlop ARP pin badge.
Silver and enamel ARP badge for the Dunlop Rubber Company. Marked \' solid silver \' to the reverse. Small enamelled shield mounted on a tie bar style...

WWII comic postcard.
Comic postcard \' To Hell with Hitler \'. Postally used with a note concerning a holiday .... \' a grand time.... with average weather \'. Slight fox...

Raiders Overhead - Barbara Nixon.
\'Raiders Overhead\' - The Record of a London Warden by Barbara Nixon. 166 page 1943 1st Ed illustrated with author\'s own line drawings. In excellent...

Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder .
Wartime packet of Rinso washing powder. Economy packet with two colour printing directly onto cardboard. Packet has waste paper collection slogan to o...

CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the
Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1943 and...

Training of Air Raid Wardens Pamphlet.
1939 dated, 11 page booklet issued by HMSO dedicated to the training of Air Raid Wardens. Early work setting out an outline syllabus for the Warden tr...

Wings For Victory poster.
38cms x 50cms two colour poster published by the National Savings Committee for the Wings For Victory campaign. Poster shows various bomber aircraft i...

Hospital respirator.
The British Hospital Respirator was a special purpose civilian respirator designed for use by hospital patients who were bed-ridden with sickness or h...

Emergency Food Officer lapel badge.
Gilt and enamel lapel badge for a Ministry of Food \'Emergency Food Officer\'. Mounted on it\'s original manufacturer\'s card with the details of H.W....

ARP for Animals, Handbook No12
ARP Handbook No.12 \' Air Raid Precautions for Animals \'. 1st Ed, 1939, 28 pages dealing with all subjects from evacuation to humane methods of dispa...

Forest of Dean Spitfire Fund badge.
Generic pattern chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge for the Forest of Dean. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitt...

Police War Reserve lapel badge.
White metal and enamel lapel badge by Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham. This style of badge was in use from October of 1939, issued to members of the war rese...

ARP Directions for the Erection...of the Galvanise
1939 Directions for the Erection and Sinking of the Galvanised Corrugated Steel Shelter. 16pg illustrated pamphlet giving instructions for the constr...

Victory Bell.
RAF Benevolent Fund Victory Bell. Cast in 1945 in metal \' from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939-1945 \' the bell features a prominent \'...

Alnwick Battalion Home Guard designation.
Printed Home Guard shoulder title accompanied by a shield of six vertical yellow and red stripes, the shield of St.Oswald, signifying Northumberland u...

NFS 30 Breast badge.
Mint, unissued NFS breast badge for 30 Fire force covering East Kent with headquarters in Maidstone. Embroidered on wool in fresh condition with one...

Timber Corps lapel badge.
Die struck silver lapel badge for the Women\'s Land Army Timber Corps. Pin back badge by Walker & Wall Ltd, Sheffield. The Timber Corps was founded i...

Boxed AFS lapel badge.
White metal and enamel badge for the AFS. Contained in it\'s original box with matching issue numbers to box and badge and in mint, unissued condition...

Thompson Submachine Gun manual.
1942 Manual for the Thompson Submachine Gun published by Gale & Polden. 32 pages, illustrated throughout, intended for sale to Home Guard and other si...

Patriotic early-war postcard.
Published by Bamforth as part of their \' wartime greeting \' series, this coloured photocard features a group of singing soldiers and the opening lin...

Dudley Warship Week button badge.
Tin and celluloid, pin back, button badge for the \' County Borough of Dudley Warships Week Nov.1941 \'. In excellent, bright condition with one very ...

The Black-Out Book.
The Black-Out Book compiled by Evelyn August 1939. \'This little book was planned with one purpose in mind - to provide the average family with suffic...

WLA hat badge.
Brass and enamel Women\'s Land Army badge for the elusive WLA hat. This badge is lugged unlike the majority found which are pinbacked. In good clean c...

Meet the Members - Timber Corps history.
\' Meet the Members - A Record of the Timber Corps of the Women\'s Land Army \'. 76pgs, 12 B/W illustrations. A contemporary history of the Timber Cor...

Fire Guard lapel badge
Nickel and enamel pinback lapel badge for a Local Fire Guard Instructor. These badges were authorised in 1944 for instructors in the Fire Guard Servic...

Leicester Spitfire Fund badge.
Tin,card and celluloid, pin back button badge for the Lord Mayor\'s Leicester & County Spitfire Fund. In good clean condition with some very minor fox...

Gracie Fields sheet music for evacuated children.
Sheet music entitled \' Goodnight Children Everywhere - with a tender thought to all evacuated children.\' Featured and broadcast by Gracie Fields in ...

Wings for Victory plaque
White plastic Wings for Victory Week plaque. Presented by the Air Ministry for the war savings campaign of 1943 and often to be found displayed in pub...

Essex Police War Reserve lapel badge
Chrome and enamel Essex Police War Reserve lapel badge. Half moon ,button hole fixing, mfr. Gaunt, London. Enamel in clean, bright, undamaged conditio...

The Rise and Ascent of Number Two Platoon.
52pg History of \"A\" Company,17th Battalion, Cheshire Home Guard by Harold Jager, printed in 1945. 17th Cheshire was the Heswall Battalion. This illu...

Home Guard manual of Unarmed Combat.
Commercially printed, pocket book size manual of \'Commando & Guerilla Warfare...Unarmed Combat\', for Home Guard and Service Use. Published by Bernar...

Boxed Staffordshire Police Reserve lapel badge.
Boxed white metal and enamel lapel badge by Gaunts of London.Box and badge with matching numbers 852 This style of badge was in use from October of 19...

Police War Reserve lapel badge.
White metal and enamel lapel badge by Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham. This generic style of badge was in use from October of 1939, issued to members of the w...

National service badge.
Evocative national service badge featuring London skyline overflown by a barrage balloon. This trademark was used by P.B.Cow Ltd a rubber and plastics...

National ARP Animals lapel badge
N.A.R.P.A.C. Animal Guard silver wash and enamel lapel badge. Pin back fixing, mfr. Vaughtons, Birmingham. Numbered 611 to reverse. In excellent brigh...

Helmet Respirator.
This respirator was designed for use by those who had certain medical conditions which prevented the use of regular gas masks. This device was dubbed ...

Warwickshire Air Raid Warden armband.
Superb ARP armband bearing the bear and staff emblem of the county of Warwickshire and the title ARP Air Raid Warden. In excellent, clean condition wi...

Home Guard Helmet.
Khaki painted Mk.II No.2B mild steel helmet issued to the Home Guard. The mild steel helmet was an attempt to redress the shortage of helmets availabl...

WW2 Women\'s Auxiliary Police Corps lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel WAPC lapel badge by Thomas Fattorini, Birmingham. With half moon lapel fitting and in excellent condition with undamaged enamel. The...

ARP News - June 1938.
Scarce, early edition of ARP News for June 1938. 34 page magazine devoted to the increasing awareness of Air Raid Precautions. Features include lesson...

WVS London Civil Defence arm badge.
Early WVS Civil Defence embroidered arm badge and area title. Arm badge and area title embroidered on flannel which was discontinued in favour of felt...

Civil Defence lapel badge with war service chevron
White metal and enamel Civil Defence badge with half moon lapel fitting. This example has the addition of 5 \' war service \' chevrons to the bottom o...

National Household Milk tin.
National Household Milk tin which used to contain skimmed milk powder. The National Milk scheme was introduced in December 1941 after milk fell under ...

Blue Salvage Steward\'s plastic badge.
Scarce blue Ministry of Supply Salvage Steward\'s plastic, pinback badge. Introduced from 1942 for full time employees of shops and offices involved i...

WVS armband.
. Armband in green cloth with printed WVS in black. Of the pattern authorised in 1940 for members of the WVS in contact with the Civil Defence service...

Unilever ARP lapel badge.
Bright, colourful ARP badge for the well known company Unilever. Brass and enamel pinback badge by Thos. Fattorini, B\'ham in excellent condition with...

NARPAC Animal Guard armband.
Printed canvas armband for an Animal Guard of NARPAC - National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee. NARPAC was set up jointly by the RSPCA and PDS...

WVS neck brooch.
White metal, pinback WVS dress or blouse badge. Worn at the neck and thought to have been introduced sometime during 1940. In excellent condition....

Home Guard haversack.
Scarce example of the Home Guard issue haversack. Unique to the HG the haversack was made from a rubberised canvas with a single buckle fastening. Th...

Small child\'s gasmask.
More commonly known as the\' Mickey Mouse \' gasmask because of it\'s bright colours and appearance the Small Child\'s Respirator was designed for you...

WLA shoulder title,Gloucestershire.
Very uncommon embroidered Women\'s Land Army shoulder title for Gloucestershire. Red cotton on green wool in good unmothed condition clearly having be...

WLA shoulder title,Gloucestershire.
Very uncommon embroidered Women\'s Land Army shoulder title for Gloucestershire. Red cotton on green wool in good unmothed condition clearly having be...

Women\'s R.O.C. breast badge.
Embroidered Royal Observer Corps breast badge. This is the scarce smaller version issued to women for use on the battledress blouse. In used, slightly...

Cadbury\'s Ration Chocolate.
A rare survivor ! A complete bar of Cadbury\'s \' Ration \' chocolate. In it\'s utility, printed waxed paper wrapper bearing the slogan \' Cadbury\'s ...

Wartime Cadbury\'s Chocolate Toffee bar.
Original wartime Cadbury,s Chocolate Filled Block - Toffee. Marked with the controlled price printed directly onto greaseproof type wrapper. Contents ...

Civil Air Guard cap badge.
A chromed struck, crowned wreath containing the enamelled letters \' CAG \'. Intended for wear in the CAG FS style cap, the badge was introduced short...

INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb.
The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from...

Exeter War Weapons Week badge.
Celluloid and tin pin badge for Exeter\'s War Weapons Week,1941. 30mm badge manufactured by Thos.Fattorini, B\'ham. In good overall condition with som...

Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse
One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of \' Careless Talk \'. Designed by Punch cartoonist \' F...

\' Old Bill \' style character sweet container.
Pressed cardboard or papier mache caricture figure in the style of Bruce Bairnsfather\'s \' Old Bill \' character. These items were produced in the Ph...

Air Raid Warden enamel sign.
Small size 38 x 150mm Air Raid Warden, yellow and black, enamel door sign. Minor chipping and corrosion to obverse, same to reverse but otherwise in e...

National ARP For Animals Horse Standing poster.
41 x 18cms paper poster issued by NARPAC to indicate a safe area for horses post-raid....

Herefordshire War Weapons Week badge.
Tin and celluloid button badge for Herefordshire War Weapons Week 1941, made by Thos.Fattorini, B\'ham. In good condition with some light rusting to r...

AFS sidecap.
Two colored,wool, AFS sidecap. Size 7 and one eighth with chrome and enamel AFS cap badge and chromed buttons. Modelled on the Army\'s field service c...

Warwickshire ARP armband.
Superb ARP armband bearing the bear and staff emblem of the county of Warwickshire and the title ARP First Aid Point. In excellent, clean condition wi...

WLA shoulder title,Gloucestershire.
Very uncommon embroidered Women\'s Land Army shoulder title for Gloucestershire. Red cotton on green wool in good unmothed condition clearly having be...

\'Who\'s Who or Food for Thought\' wartime card ga
Early war/Phoney War period card game featuring the main leaders of the time, Hitler, Chamberlain, Gamelin etc and food items. The idea of the game, l...

ARP clasp knife.
Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by George Gill & Sons, Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with spike and lanyard ring. Clearly ...

L.N.E.R. Railway national service badge.
Brass and enamel London & North Eastern Railway national service badge. Half moon lapel fitting numbered E3964 to reverse. Manufactured by Fattorini &...

Lindsey area title breast badge.
Emroidered gold on blue area title for Lindsey. Designed for wear below the CD breast badge. In excellent, unissued condition....

NFS Women\'s cap.
National Fire Service women\'s \' ski \' cap. On general issue from 1943, the reinforced cotton, peaked ski cap was intended to replace the FS style c...

WVS sealed pattern.
1942 Sealed Pattern issued by the Chief Inspectorate of Clothing featuring a small woven WVS label. This type of label is often found in berets and ot...

Home Guard Bomb Disposal badge.
Printed Home Guard Bomb Disposal sleeve badge. Special badge introduced in August 1943 for members of the Home Guard Auxiliary Bomb Disposal Units. Ba...

Evacuation window card.
18cm x 9.5cm card for display in windows showing involvement in the government evacuation sheme. It was primarily designed for display in the windows ...

Cambridgeshire Home Guard shoulder flashes.
Pair of two piece construction, shoulder flashes worn by the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely battalions of the Home Guard. The 25mm x 10mm flashes were...

NOX ARP lampshield.
Boxed NOX ARP lampshield. Two piece, bakelite light bulb cover designed to restrict the amount of light given off by a light bulb in order to conform ...

AFS cap badge.
Chrome and enamel cap badge for the Auxiliary Fire Service. Solid, heavy, early issue badge with both lugs intact and clearly maker marked, excellent ...

ARP whistle and lanyard.
Nickel ARP whistle by Hudson & Co.,B\'ham with attached white lanyard. The white lanyard was regulation, when a lanyard was worn, for the London Civil...

A.S.E.A. Electric Ltd. ARP lapel badge.
A large (30mm) and striking chrome and enamel ARP badge to the A.S.E.A. Electric company. Button hole fixing, by J.R.Gaunt, London. In bright, clean c...

Land Girl Manual.
Land Girl - A manual for volunteers in the women\'s land army by W.E.Shewell-Cooper. 123pgs, linen covers, 2nd Ed.1942. The bible for WLA members cove...

Post 1943 Fire Guard armband.
Fire Guard armlet introduced after the 1943 reorganisation of the FG service where all insignia was changed to white on blue to differentiate itself f...

Salute the Soldier badge
Tin and card Birmingham Salutes the Soldier button badge. Badge has an integral stamped fastening which is intact. Minor corrosion to tin border but c...

North Midland Coal Owners Collieries ARP badge
Attractive silver washed and enamelled lapel badge for the North Midland Coal Owners Collieries ARP. Half moon lapel fitting, un-damaged enamel, some ...

Home Guard Armband
Standard, printed Home Guard armband on general issue from late 1940. Issued in lieu of uniform and or other insignia the armband saw continued servic...

WW2 Police steel helmet.
A good example of the standard Mk II steel helmet for use by the Police. Blue painted with white stencilling\' POLICE \' to front.Paintwork rates at a...

NFS/AFS Mk II steel helmet.
A good 1939 dated Mk II steel helmet for use by the NFS of 12 Fire Force ( centred on Cambridge ). Originally this helmet was used by the AFS whose wh...

Women\'s Home Guard Auxiliary brooch badge.
Plastic, pin-back brooch badge designed to be worn by women Home Guard Auxiliaries. Manufactured by Stanley & Sons, Walsall and marked to the reverse ...

R.O.C. Beret badge
White metal R.O.C. beret badge introduced form June 1940. Depicts an Elizabethan coast watcher surrounded by a laurel wreath. ...

ARP Bell.
Cast brass bell with wooden handle stamped ARP to rim and the intials G & J 1939. These bells were used by ARP personnel to signal gas attack or air ...

Time pencil.
WW2 British pattern time pencil as issued to Auxiliary Units. This alloy, copper and brass example has most of it\'s original finish complete with red...

Womens Land Army badge
Brass and enamel pinback WLA badge by H.W.M ( Millers ). Gilding in fresh condition, some wear to highpoints, with intact and undamaged enamel....

Auxiliary Unit lapel badge.
Excellent example of the scarce Home Guard Auxiliary Unit lapel badge. Chrome and enamel badge with half moon button hole fixing....

WVS Centre Staff \' rank \' bar.
Chrome and paint, pin back, \' rank \' bar for Centre Staff. Introduced in 1940 and added to through the war these brooches were intially made in chro...

Air Raid Warden armband.
Early war, screen printed, red on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Four cloth ties to the corners.. Good example of an early armband. Very slightly gr...

Blue Salvage Steward\'s plastic badge.
Scarce blue Ministry of Supply Salvage Steward\'s plastic, pinback badge. Introduced from 1942 for full time employees of shops and offices involved i...

Children\'s storybook \' Flak \'
\' Flak \' the story of a canine hero of the war by Shirley Goulden. Nicely illustrated children\'s wartime story book. Clean copy , however, in three...

Home Guard haversack.
Scarce example of the Home Guard issue haversack. Unique to the HG the haversack was made from a rubberised canvas with a single buckle fastening. Th...

The Bull\'s Eye - A tale of the London Target.
94pg illustrated account of the bombing of London by the Group Co-ordinating Officer of the Civil Defence for the East End. Pub.1943 by Reginald Bell...

Ration chocolate
Wartime Cadbury\'s Chocolate. - Fruit flavoured Filled Block. This pack has the original contents which at some time has bled and stained the wrapper,...

Spitfire Fund badge
Generic chrome Spitfire Fund pinback badge. Probably given or sold in exchange for a donation to the fund. Pin and fitting in good condition....

Fire Guard lapel badge
Gilt and enamel Fire Watcher\'s lapel badge. Half moon buttonhole fitting, gilt bright and fresh. Badge worn by the force intended to stop the spread ...

Wings for Victory badge.
Tin and card Birmingham Wings for Victory button badge. Pin intact, clean image and tin surround....

Careless Talk Costs Lives poster by Fougasse II
One of the series of eight posters published by the Ministry of Information under the title of \' Careless Talk \'. Designed by Punch cartoonist \' Fo...

Wallasey Civil Defence lapel badge
Chrome and enamel Wallasey Civil Defence lapel badge. Half moon button hole fixing made by Fattorini , Birmingham. In very clean fresh condition with ...

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