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Armbands and Brassards

Red Cross Armband

Arm-bands, brassards and cuff-titles are often used by uniformed organisations to indicate a temporary duty. They are sometimes issued and worn instead of full military uniform to confer a legal status as combatants or non-combatants (such as the Red Cross Armband for medical personnel).

Arm-bands are a cloth band that goes around the upper arm, as opposed to a brassard, which fastens to the shoulder strap (or a button on the shoulder) and then wraps around the upper arm. In effect a brassard is longer than an arm-band.

The Royal Navy sometimes uses cuff titles as a wrist-band for duties such as 'Sentry' or 'Naval Provost'.

A black armband is traditionally used around the time of a funeral to indicate mourning.


Arm-bands & Brassards

Arm-Bands and Brassards British Army Brassard - Olive Green B7E131 British Army Brassard - Olive Green £5.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Civil Defence Corps Armband (Regional Staff) B7N310 Civil Defence Corps Armband (Regional Staff) Navy Blue On Yellow QC Embroidered £7.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Civil Defence Corps Headquarters Armband B7O933 Civil Defence Corps Headquarters Armband Navy Blue On Yellow KC Embroidered PA page 14 £7.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Civil Defence Corps Rescue Armband (Regional Staff) B7J264 Civil Defence Corps Rescue Armband (Regional Staff) Navy Blue On Yellow KC Embroidered PA page 14 £7.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Civil Defence Corps Welfare Armband (Regional Staff) B7N654 Civil Defence Corps Welfare Armband (Regional Staff) Navy Blue On Yellow KC Embroidered PA page 14 £7.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Civil Defence Corps Welfare Armband (Regional Staff) B7J265 Civil Defence Corps Welfare Armband (Regional Staff) Navy Blue On Yellow QC Embroidered £7.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Derby Scheme Armband - Red Crown On Khaki - WW1 Rare B7G461 Derby Scheme Armband - Red Crown On Khaki - WW1 Rare Clear Issue-Stamping KC Serge £40.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Directing Staff / Military Umpire White Armband B7S020 Directing Staff / Military Umpire White Armband Linen £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Fire Guard Armband B7G645 Fire Guard Armband Yellow On Navy Blue Printed £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Germany Guard Service Brassard B7V772 Germany Guard Service Brassard Words Around Crown QC Embroidered £12.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards IFOR Armband With IFOR Badge B7H330 IFOR Armband With IFOR Badge Printed On Plastic Printed Bosnia £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards PTS Armband: Navy Nurse Preliminary Training School B7E915 PTS Armband: Navy Nurse Preliminary Training School White On Navy Blue Embroidered £5.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Red Cross Armband B7B159 Red Cross Armband Red Cross On White Cotton £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Red Cross White Armband - Royal Navy Issue B7P061 Red Cross White Armband - Royal Navy Issue Plasticised Cloth Printed £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Red Cross White Brassard - Royal Navy Issue B7O891 Red Cross White Brassard - Royal Navy Issue Printed £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Air Force Medic White Armband - Sky Blue Crown B7J081 Royal Air Force Medic White Armband - Sky Blue Crown Wings, Rod & Snakes QC Embroidered £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Air Force Movement Control - Yellow 'Mov' B7M628 Royal Air Force Movement Control - Yellow 'Mov' On Red Armband Felt £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Air Force Police Armband - RAFP B7E885 Royal Air Force Police Armband - RAFP On Black/Red/Black Embroidered £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Air Force Police Corporal Armband B7Q951 Royal Air Force Police Corporal Armband On Black/Red/Black Printed £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Military Police Brassard - Black MP On Red B7N657 Royal Military Police Brassard - Black MP On Red On DPM Camouflage £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Navy Armband B7P521 Royal Navy Armband Red RN On Navy Blue Printed £8.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Navy Provost Cuff Band (Crown Between NP) B7O890 Royal Navy Provost Cuff Band (Crown Between NP) Blue On White QC Printed £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Royal Navy Sentry Cuff Band B7R244 Royal Navy Sentry Cuff Band Blue On White Printed £10.00

Arm-Bands and Brassards Traffic - Black Letters B7Q952 Traffic - Black Letters On Red Armband Embroidered £10.00

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Prices

Prices are in British Pounds Sterling and you may order online or order by mail.

Stock Codes

The first 6 figures of each line is our Stock Serial Number - use this when ordering. Where applicable, the code in brackets before the price is a reference to standard reference books.

Postal Costs

There is a minimum charge of £1.50 postage and packing for all orders. If Royal Mail costs exceed this amount, then the charge will be higher. Please see our How to Order page.

Button Catalogues

We publish button catalogues by post about 10 times per year. These cost £1.50 each and include fresh stock before it appears on this website.  In effect, postal subscribers get first-pick of the rare items.

Button Identification

The British Button Society has an identification service.

The British Button Society

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The British Button Society was founded in 1976 by a group of people interested in collecting buttons and researching their history. The Society has collectors of all types of button and publishes 4 excellent journals per year called 'Button Lines' - click for details

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