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War Munition Volunteer Badge

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Hello,

I would be most grateful for any information on the following item which I obtained recently from a car boot sale.

The reverse of the badge carries the manufacturers name J.R. Gaunt & Sons London. Warranted Fire Gilt.On the lapel fixing it has the No 46868.

This presumably would have been issued to a male worker?

Is this an unofficial issue badge or sanctioned by the War Office Dept of Munitions ( or whatever they were called) ?

Presumably there is no roll for these badges to check on the recipient and I presume that they were very common.

Any help much appreciated.

Regards,

Bob Norman

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Most unsafe to presume it was awarded to a male worker.

As is very well documented, the numbers of female workers involved in the munitions industry (and manufacturing more widely - 'war work' ) increased dramatically during the war.

The department you refer to was the Ministry of Munitions.

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Most unsafe to presume it was awarded to a male worker.

As is very well documented, the numbers of female workers involved in the munitions industry (and manufacturing more widely - 'war work' ) increased dramatically during the war.

The department you refer to was the Ministry of Munitions.

Many thanks Simon,

I made the assumption that the female workers badge was of the Triangular pin brooch variety.

Regards,

Bob Norman

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Ah b****y hell yes you could well be right, if I could get my flaming brain in gear today it'd help.

Another long day in another long week.

See Tom Tulloch's site for more details.

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Ah b****y hell yes you could well be right, if I could get my flaming brain in gear today it'd help.

Another long day in another long week.

See Tom Tulloch's site for more details.

Thank you Simon for that. A most comprehensive article and full of information.

Regards,

Bob Norman

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