A scarce original early Second World War 1939 to 1940 period Mechanised Transport Training Corps hat badge in the form of a motor car wheel and tyre, the voided centre bearing crossed spanners each with a raised letter 'MTTC' with motto scroll below 'Pro Patria' all in die cast light coloured bronze with original pin fittings. Circa 2.9cm in diameter. In excellent condition.
The Mechanised Transport Training Corps (MTTC) was formed in February 1939 as a womens voluntary civilian organisation. It was recognised by the Ministry of War Transport in 1940 and renamed the Mechanised Transport Corps (MTC). Its members were conscripted and received pay.
A rare original WW2 BBC leaflet for the British Broadcasting Corporation giving details of weekly information broadcasts sent out from London by Morse Code around the world including occupied Europe. Circa 8 inches by 5 inches and printed in ten languages over four sides on wartime austerity paper. In good condition, has been folded but no damage, repairs or annotations.
A scarce National Savings gold coloured cellulose acetate plastic economy badge issued after 1942 due save on metals for the war effort (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Bakelite). Badge is Circa 3cm tall excluding length of pin. In very good condition.
Featured in "Doing Their Bit" by Jon Mills, p192.
A scarce original wartime National Savings stamp savings greeting card. Unused and in very good condition. The card is circa 12cm by 9.5cm.
This one shows a British Infantry sentry on a starry night looking out over Bethlehem a combined operations formation sign on his greatcoat sleeve. Inside somebody has written in pencil "1943".
A scarce original wartime National Savings stamp greeting card. Unused and in very good condition. The card is circa 12cm by 9.5cm.
Featured in "Doing Their Bit" Jon Mills wonderful book on page 191.
Some damage to enamel on left as you look at it, otherwise in good condition with original pin and clasp fitting. Circa 3.3cm wide. Scarce.
See the latest offering from the Military Heraldry Society's Formation Sign Issue 281 March 2021 for a French NAAFI female worker wearing one of these - posing next to an accordion.
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A small Second World War gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "J.R. Gaunt London". Good condition with minor marks to gilt, original pin fitting, no damage to the enamel. 23mm tall.
The Duke of Gloucester's Appeal was launched in 1939 and was based around the county committees of the National Farmers Union, funds were raised around the agricultural community by the organisation of garden fetes, horse shows and gymkhanas and the auctions of donated livestock sold in aid of the fund.
Enamel in good condition, gilt bright. Circa 3cm tall. Horseshoe to reverse, backmarked J R Gaunt London.
A most unusual WW2 small sized enamel lapel badge with original brooch pin fitting and indistinct makers details to the reverse. The Gallic Cockerel in red white and blue enamel with the Cross of Lorraine to its chest. Circa 2.5cms tall.
This Free French cockerel lapel badge was made in South America (possibly Argentina) for the civilian Free French Committees of Sao-Paulo and /or Rio in Brazil.
The Free French Committee of Brazil was forbidden and tracked by the Brazilian police. When Brazil finally joined the United Nations, the committee situation was regularised and became legal.
My grateful thanks to Jean-Francois for the information provided above.
Kite shaped enamel pin brooch supporters' badge with original pin fixing and clasp. Stamped on reverse registered design 83830 (circa 1941). Circa 3.3cm tall and 1.1cm wide. In good condition with only minor surface wear to the enamel.
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