Air Raid Defence League Badge

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Date:1939 - 1945 (c.)

Description:Civil Defence Corps badge that belonged to Arthur James Smith. It is a circular badge with a crown at the top decorated with red enamel. There is a blue enamel border around three quarters of the badge. It is stamped with "CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS". The badge was made by Fattorini and Sons Ltd of Birmingham.

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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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4705.2011.25 (70/29000)

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