A.R.P.S. Civil Defence Instructor Badge

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Date:1939 - 1945 (c.)

Description:A.R.P.S. Civil Defence Instructor badge that belonged to Arthur James Smith. It is oval shaped with a crown at the top decorated with a red enamel border. "A.R.P.S. CIVIL DEFENCE" is stamped around the edge of the badge. There is a blue enamel banner across the centre of the badge stamped with "INSTRUCTOR". There is a pin on the reverse and a maker's mark "HWM Ltd".

Arthur James Smith was born in Bath on 13 May 1902. He moved to Leamington Spa in 1929. In 1938 he qualified as an Air Raid Precautions instructor. During the Second World War Mr Smith was Deputy Training Officer and Decontamination Offficer for Leamington Spa, Officer in Charge for South Warwickshire Civil Defence Equipment Repair Depot, Instructor and Examiner for L.A.R.P. certificates, and founder and chariman of the Local association of Civil Defence Instructors.


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