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Title Home Guard brassard
Nationality British
Period c 1940

This is typical Home Guard insignia, with a curious reversal of the lettering on the other side - perhaps they were stored in a pile before the ink was properly dry. It was normally worn on the left sleeve by the Home Guard, who were usually WW1 veterans called upon to defend air fields etc to free up regular troops for service overseas.

It appears to be made of cotton drill and is in pretty good condition for its age.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Tunics : British : 20th Century]


The sword came in untouched [pristine] condiotion. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to next time.

P S, Czech Republic, 23.09.2013

The cavalry sword arrived safely this morning, very pleased with it. Many thanks.

S G, UK, 20.01.2009