This coat was recently donated to the Museum and has a large number of badges on it from WW2. It was owned by a land girl during the Second World War and was very kindly donated to the Museum by her family. Many of our young volunteers have been researching all of the badges and trying to find out what each one of them was for.
This is a photo of two of our young volunteers Calum and Finn researching some of the badges on the coat.
We have now found out what all but two of the badges were for. The coat is in very good condition as are most of the badges (some are slightly discoloured).
Here are some of the most interesting badges:
Rainbow and Flaming sword: Post WW2 U.S. forces European command
Red Fish: WW2 British Army 2 corps badge
Red Witch: 2nd Anti-Aircraft division badge
Igloo with a star: Exercise Eskimo Badge