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 travelled in convoys of twelve vehicles to severely blitzed areas to help feed the population where services and shops had been destroyed. There were fifty volunteers per convoy and the badges given for service were withdrawn once service with the convoy ceased.
This example in excellent, bright condition, marked \'silver\' to the reverse.