LON 55 Home Guard.
C1945 ' LON 55 Home Guard ' 35pg history of the 55th ( MESC ) County of London Battalion. The 55th battalion was one of those battalions formed from the London utility companies, in this case the Metropolitan group of companies responsible for the provision of electricity to the capital. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and extensive appendices with battalion rolls, women auxiliarie... read more
National ARP for Animals Armband.
Uncommon armband for a member of the National ARP for Animals or NARPAC. NARPAC was the acronym for the National Air Raid Protection for Animals Committee'. This was described officially as an 'animal lovers' voluntary wartime organisation that looked after the welfare of animals in time of war. Excellent, clean and probably unissued condition. read more
49th ( South Metropolitan Gas Company ) County of London Home Guard Shoulder Titles.
Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 49th (South Metropolitan Gas Company ) County of London Home Guard. Good, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. read more
Fieldcraft for the Home Guard.
1940ed. ' Fieldcraft for the Home Guard - for Snipers, Observers and Scouts '. 116pg booklet, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams dealing with all aspects of fieldcraft with a strong emphasis on the work of the sniper and his equipment . Good, used condition with grubby covers and some minor damage to two pages. Scarce. read more
West Suffolk Special Constabulary Lapel badge.
Gilt and enamel lapel badge for members of the West Suffolk Special Constabulary. Half moon fitting to the reverse, manufacturer marked ' Fattorini, B'ham '. Excellent, bright condition, a surprisingly difficult badge to acquire. read more
Comic Postcard - Shelter.
Comic postcard, part of the ' Humoresque ' series featuring the work of the artist Vera Paterson. With the popular period subject of a child sheltering in a sandbagged shelter with gas mask to the fore. Postally used and in good, used condition. These comic postcards featuring iconic wartime subjects are becoming increasingly popular.
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Home Guard Shoulder Titles.
Pair of embroidered, cotton on wool Home Guard shoulder titles. Probably sourced at a local level judging from their style and with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. read more
N.A.R.P.A.C. Registration Leaflet.
Four page leaflet outlining the work and organisation of the National A.R.P. for Animals Committee, the leaflet goes on to call for volunteers. Good, overall condition, has been folded with a minor tear. read more
Home Guard Lapel badge.
Chrome and enamel Home Guard Lapel badge. Variation on the more common patterns and in good, clean condition. read more
ARP Handbook No.1. - Thurrock ARP.
124pgs 1939ed .ARP Handbook No.1. - 'Personal Protection Against Gas'. This ubiquitous volume was issued in large numbers and deals principally with gasmasks and gas. Sections on decontamination and anti-gas treatment also included. Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams. In good, used condition with contemporary annotations and featuring a Thurrock UDC ARP stamp to front cover. read more