The Midnight Watch - Fire Guard Newspaper. No.17.
' The Midnight Watch No.17 ' - ' Broadsheet of Britain's Fire Guard and Civil Defence Workers '. Designed as a poster format information sheet and containing specific and information and news pertinent to the Fire Guard. This example features illustrated articles on Butterfly bombs, wheelbarrow pumps,NFS ranks and the comic strip Half-Trained Harry. In excellent, used condition, has been folded. read more
Jam Jar Vacuum Caps with Wartime Shortage Label.
Following the increasing expansion of the Dig for Victory campaign came the necessary need to deal with the produce. Preserving, jam and pickle making etc became popular and a whole industry grew up to supply these needs, these vacuum caps for use to seal jam jars were one of these products. This NOS example has a label warning of the ' Shortage of Steel ' to the front. Good, clean condition wi... read more
ARP Pattern 58 Trousers.
ARP Pattern 58 trousers were for general distribution across all Civil Defence services. ' Much like the army battledress, the trousers featured two slant pockets, a rear buttoned pocket, a leg pocket on the leg and a bandage pocket on the front right. Buttons on the rear waistband allowed the battledress blouse to be buttoned to the trousers.' ( ww2civildefence.co.uk ).
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54th Kent Battalion Home Guard Recruiting Leaflet.
Single-sided, coloured, recruiting leaflet for C Company 54th Kent ( Chislehurst ) Battalion Home Guard. Good, clean condition. read more
St.John Ambulance Association Qualification Badge.
St.John Ambulance Association qualification badge often worn on the breast pocket of the CD tunic by qualified personnel. Good, used condition with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform. read more
Shelter at Home leaflet.
1941 leaflet issued by the Ministry of Home Security with 19 pages full of advice about the locations of Morrisson shelters, refuge rooms and DIY internal shelters. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and photographs. Good overall condition with some light foxing and marking to cover. read more
Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 ' How to Sow Seeds '.
1942ed. Dig For Victory Leaflet No.19 ( New Series ) ' How to Sow Seeds '. Gate fold, photographic leaflet outlining all steps in planting seeds. In good, clean condition. read more
Red Cross Agriculture Fund Junior Official Lapel Badge.
Based around the county committees of the NFU the War Organisation of the Red Cross & St.John raised funds through various events, horse shows, fetes, county shows etc. This gilt and enamel pin back badge by J.R.Gaunt, London is thought to be worn by junior officials administering the fund. Excellent, clean and bright condition. read more
Air Raids - What You Must Know.
Issued by the Ministry of Home Security in 1940 this 64pg booklet offers advice on subjects from gas masks to first aid and incendiary bombs to shelters. Illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches. In good, used condition with minor marking and creasing to covers read more