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WW2 Coat and Badges

By December 20th, 2019 No Comments
WW2 Coat

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.

WW2 Coat

This is a photo of two of our young volunteers Calum and Finn researching some of the badges on the coat.

Young volunteers with WW2 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).

WW2 Badges

WW2 Badges

Here are some of the most interesting badges:

Rainbow and Flaming sword: Post WW2 U.S. forces European command

WW2 Badge

Red Fish: WW2 British Army 2 corps badge

WW2 Badge

Red Witch: 2nd Anti-Aircraft division badge

WW2 Badge

Igloo with a star: Exercise Eskimo Badge

WW2 Badge

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