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Lapel and Sweetheart Badges

This is an extract of our Master Militaria Catalogue dealing with Military lapel and sweet-heart insignia.

Military lapel badges are worn on civilian clothes in order to show that the wearer is in the Forces.  This may be a matter of personal pride in the regiment, but in wartime these badges had more significant roles -

Sweetheart badges were often worn by wives and girlfriends of soldiers.

Armed Forces Veteran's Lapel Badge - available to entitled personnel free of charge from the UK Government's Service Personnel & Veterans AgencyUK Armed Forces Veteran's Lapel Badges are available to entitled personnel free of charge direct from the British Government's Service Personnel & Veterans Agency - click for details



Civil Defence

Civil Defence ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Brooch Badge (Female) C4F549 ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Brooch Badge (Female) Hall-Marked 1938 'C' KC Silver DTB B1 £15.00

Civil Defence ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Buttonhole Badge (Male) C4L491 ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Buttonhole Badge (Male) Hall-Marked 1936 'A' KC Silver DTB B1 £20.00

Civil Defence ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Buttonhole Badge (Male) C4I707 ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Buttonhole Badge (Male) Hall-Marked 1939 'D' KC Silver DTB B1 £15.00

Civil Defence Civil Defence Corps - Female Issue C4L098 Civil Defence Corps - Female Issue Brooch-Pin Fitting QC Enamel Lapel badge £2.00

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Coast Guard; Customs and Excise

Coast Guard; Customs and Excise Auxiliary Coastguard - Octagonal M4P528 Auxiliary Coastguard - Octagonal Pin Badge G; Enam £7.00

Coast Guard; Customs and Excise Coastguard Auxiliary Service - 20mm Diameter M4P527 Coastguard Auxiliary Service - 20mm Diameter Pin Badge QC Chr; E £7.00

Coast Guard; Customs and Excise Coastguard Auxiliary Service - 32mm Diameter M4M987 Coastguard Auxiliary Service - 32mm Diameter Buttonhole Badge QC Chr; E £8.00

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Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards S1T609 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Lapel Badge Chr; G £4.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Army Emergency Reserve      (Crown Over Garter Strap S1D043 Army Emergency Reserve (Crown Over Garter Strap Containing AER) QC WM £7.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges British Legion Button-Hole Badge - Pre-1971 S1E021 British Legion Button-Hole Badge - Pre-1971 Serial Numbered G; Enam £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges General Post Office Indoor Workers Badge S1P203 General Post Office Indoor Workers Badge GPO On Blue/Red Enamel £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Hospital Service Reserve (NI) - Northern Ireland S1I567 Hospital Service Reserve (NI) - Northern Ireland Shield Shape KC G; Enam £6.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Kent Veteran Reserve (WM Invicta Horse In Centre) S1F705 Kent Veteran Reserve (WM Invicta Horse In Centre) Buttonhole Badge WW1 KC Bronze £25.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges National Reserve Hampshire Isle Of Wight S1F706 National Reserve Hampshire Isle Of Wight Crown/Rose In Circle KC Enamel £20.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges National Reserve London (Serial Numbered) S1F145 National Reserve London (Serial Numbered) Crown In Blue Oval KC Enamel £20.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges National Reserve West Lancashire S1E567 National Reserve West Lancashire Crown In Oval KC Enamel £20.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Navy League Sea Cadet Corps Buttonhole Badge S1N486 Navy League Sea Cadet Corps Buttonhole Badge 1919-1942 Keep Watch Bronze £6.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges New Zealand Returned Services Association S1I433 New Zealand Returned Services Association Navy Serial Number ?silver Cox 3035 £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Parachute Wings (26mm Wide) S1D205 Parachute Wings (26mm Wide) Spike Fitting Enamel £4.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Pegasus & Bellerophon FR Cut To Shape S1D204 Pegasus & Bellerophon FR Cut To Shape Spike Fitting Gilt £4.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal Army Educational Corps Association S1U865 Royal Army Educational Corps Association Buttonhole Badge QC Enamel £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal Army Reserve Buttonhole Badge S1J134 Royal Army Reserve Buttonhole Badge Hall-Marked 1938 KC Silver DTB A4 £10.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal Army Reserve Lapel Badge S1K151 Royal Army Reserve Lapel Badge Post-1952 QC Silver DTB A4* £9.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal British Legion - Post-1971 S1M290 Royal British Legion - Post-1971 Lapel Badge QC G; Enam £4.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal British Legion Women's Section - Post-1971 S1U864 Royal British Legion Women's Section - Post-1971 QC G; Enam £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal College Of Nursing Of The United Kingdom S1M927 Royal College Of Nursing Of The United Kingdom Enamel £8.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal Engineers - GvR S1O324 Royal Engineers - GvR Lapel Badge KC Enamel £6.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Royal Engineers Old Comrades Association S1D329 Royal Engineers Old Comrades Association Buttonhole Badge KC Enamel £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Soldiers' And Airmen's Scripture Readers Association S1T916 Soldiers' And Airmen's Scripture Readers Association Lapel Badge Enamel £30.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges TA (Territorial Army) - Serial Numbered On Reverse S1D042 TA (Territorial Army) - Serial Numbered On Reverse Buttonhole Badge KC WM DTB A1 £5.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Veteran Reserve London (Serial Numbered) S1J540 Veteran Reserve London (Serial Numbered) Crown In Oval KC Enamel £20.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Voluntary Worker 'For The Forces' - WW2 S1J435 Voluntary Worker 'For The Forces' - WW2 Serial Numbered Chr; E DTB R20 £8.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges Women's Rifle Assoc (Rifles; Pistol; WRA On Shield) S1Q198 Women's Rifle Assoc (Rifles; Pistol; WRA On Shield) Successor To WHD Enamel DTB N29* £40.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges WRVS Club (Women's Royal Voluntary Service) S1T265 WRVS Club (Women's Royal Voluntary Service) Lapel Badge Enamel £4.00

Lapel and Sweet-heart Badges WVS Civil Defence (Women's Voluntary Service) S1F750 WVS Civil Defence (Women's Voluntary Service) Lapel Badge 1938-52 KC Enamel DTB L2 £6.00

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Balkan War (Miscellaneous)

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Austrian IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5M980 Austrian IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Croatian / Austrian Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5M984 Croatian / Austrian Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Croatian / United States Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5M981 Croatian / United States Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) French SFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5H518 French SFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) German SFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5H520 German SFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) IFOR Operation Decisive Endeavour Air Forces T5H362 IFOR Operation Decisive Endeavour Air Forces 25mm Diameter Disc Enamel Pin-Badge £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Kenya UNPROFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5H275 Kenya UNPROFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia !! £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Moroccan IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5H521 Moroccan IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

Balkan War (Miscellaneous) Spanish IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) T5H522 Spanish IFOR Pin-Badge (Crossed-Flags) (Worn On Combat Kit) Enamel Bosnia £6.00

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Trade/Proficiency Badges (Metal)

Trade/Proficiency Badges (Metal) UK Tri-Service Military Ski School Y2V525 UK Tri-Service Military Ski School Instructor Badge QC Enamel £12.00

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