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' Z ' Battery anti-aircraft manual.

' Z ' Battery anti-aircraft manual.

1942 Anti-Aircraft Training Instruction Serial VI ' " Z " AA Artillery '. 51pg manual setting out training, drills and layouts for the " Z " AA batteries, most of which were manned by the Home Guard. " Z " AA batteries fired 3ins unguided rockets from batteries of projectors to produce a box barrage. Their efficacy was questionable but acted as a useful deterrent and morale boosting employment ...  read more

Code: 13090

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Post 1943 Fire Guard armband.

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 from the Wardens service. Printed armband in excellent, used condition.  read more

Code: 13089

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Early War Head Warden's Helmet.

Early War Head Warden's Helmet.

White painted, 1939 dated MkII helmet featuring the early diamond rank markings for a Head Warden. These rank markings were made obsolete by a Home Office Security Directive in 1942 in favour of the adoption of standardisation around the stripe system as used by the London Scheme. This example has markings indicating manufacture by Joseph Sankey & Sons of Bilston and features a size 7, MkI line...  read more

Code: 13088

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Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge.

Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge.

30mm tin and celluloid pin back Canterbury Bridge Blean War Weapons Week badge. Bridge Blean is a rural district council centred on the village of Blean to the north west of Canterbury. War weapons week was held in the period Feb/Mar 1941 and features a design of a British pre war Medium tank. Excellent, clean condition with some very minor corrosion to reverse. Scarce.  read more

Code: 13087

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Observer Corps Officer Cap Badge.

Observer Corps Officer Cap Badge.

Original Pre 1941 Observer Corps Officer's cap badge. Cast construction with three blade fixing all of which are intact. Gilded finish which has now worn from highpoints. Uncommon.  read more

Code: 13086

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Croydon ARP Grouping.

Croydon ARP Grouping.

Ephemera grouping pertaining to a Miss Joan French of Croydon Civil Defence services. Features various photographs including one of the personnel of Warden's Post M.64 Shirley, Croydon with fine detail of uniforms, badges etc. Accompanied by various BRCS and St.John certificates for completion of ARP and First Aid training. There is also a clipping showing that appears to show that Joan's mothe...  read more

Code: 13085

65.00 GBP

Victory badges.

Victory badges.

Pressed card with foil decoration featuring a winged ' Victory V ' secured by a pin. Although I have listed them under the victory section I would suggest that these were probably for use in a wings for victory or war savings campaign and were given following a donation. Good, condition with some minor marking.
Priced individually.
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Code: 13084

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ARP Training Pamphlet No.3 Advising the Public....

ARP Training Pamphlet No.3 Advising the Public....

1941 ARP Training Pamphlet No.3 ' Advising the Public in the Event of Invasion ' - Notes for the guidance of Air Raid Wardens. 6pg leaflet covering everything from the disabling of vehicles to the hiding of maps and valuables with a forward from Herbert Morrison. Good, used condition with some light marking  read more

Code: 13083

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Robinson & Kershaw National Service Badge.

Robinson & Kershaw National Service Badge.

Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for Robinson & Kershaw Ltd of Temple Ironworks Temple Street Manchester. This was probably for use in the company's Cheshire tank production plant. Featuring a Cromwell tank with individual number to the obverse and manufacturer marked ' Fattorini & Sons, B'ham ' to the reverse . In excellent, bright conditon.  read more

Code: 13082

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Comic postcard - Blackout.

Comic postcard - Blackout.

Comic Postcard featuring the work of Brian White ( born 1902; died 1984 ) who was a British cartoonist, creating 'The Nipper' for the Daily Mail between 1933 and 1947. This card published by Valentines features one of his trademark children in th blackout. Postally used but with a few mark, bumps , creases etc. Scarce.
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Code: 13081

24.00 GBP