WW2 WOMENS HOME DEFENCE BADGE
WW2 Enamelled pin back badge
For the WHD
(Women’s Home Defence Corps )
Shield shaped with a yellow enamel border
Purple enamel centre with WHD
Crossed Rifle & a pistol
Pin back fixing to the back with makers marks.
Founded in 1940 and stood down in 1943
When the WHD were recognised by the war office
Being given a limited role within the Home Guard
WHD founder Dr Edith Summerskill (MP)
Pushed for women to be armed & serve in the HG
Something the powers that be weren’t keen on !
A scarce , collectible badge in good sound condition
A nice addition to any Home Front collection.