Air Raid Precautions Services Badge. Male issue hallmarked silver, with date letter mark 'A' for London, 1936 Air Raid Precautions Services Badge. Male issue hallmarked silver, with date letter mark 'A' for London, 1936 Air Raid Precautions Services Badge. Male issue hallmarked silver, with date letter mark 'A' for London, 1936 Air Raid Precautions Services Badge. Male issue hallmarked silver, with date letter mark 'A' for London, 1936

Air Raid Precautions Services Badge. Male issue hallmarked silver, with date letter mark 'A' for London, 1936

This an example of the 'Male' issue badge with fob reverse fitting of the type of ARP badge worn in the Second World War 1939-1945

- Metal: 925 hallmarked silver
- Height: 39mm
- Width: 26mm
- Weight: 9g

Reverse of badge complete with male fob fitting, and with London, England, silver hall-marks for 1936

The badge was designed by the engraver sculptor Eric Gill in 1936, and awarded in .925 hallmarked silver, in the years 1936, 1937, 1938 & 1939. From 1940, the badges were issued in white metal.

The badge was issued to all volunteers (make & female) who had undergone the necessary ARP training. The qualifying categories of training included:

1.) First aid and medical services
2.) Rescue or demolition services
3.) Decontamination of material
4.) Air raid wardens
5.) Gas detection officers

Originally designed as a lapel badge, from 1941, the same insignia was officially approved to be worn by male members in their 'Beret' service caps (and by female members in their felt hats)

Condition: GVF

Code: 23607

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