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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]


Thank you for the delivery which arrived yesterday. The badges are in excellent condition.

P S, UK, 18.12.2012

The dirk arrived this morning and I could not be happier with it! Excellent little piece, most unusual... I look forward to doing more business with you, as finance permits; rest assured you will be highly recommended to my collecting colleagues.

C C, Australia, 15.04.2009