Cold War Home Front British Civil Defense Corps Armband Brassard 1954
A pair of armbands, from England, cold war era.
A Cold War British Civil Defense Corps Welfare Armband or Brassard, with a five color stitched crown. Mint condition, never used, it has the Royal Crown and Civil Defense Corps embroidered on it, made of heavy yellow cotton twill. It is stamped CD/48E 1954 Lewis Falk, Ltd. Welfare. The silver toned buckle is stamped British. This is a nice addition to your military collection and would be great for any reenactor.
Measures approximately 3 ½ inches wide and 18 ¼" inches from end to end of tab. The prongs are meant to pierce the fabric the first time it is used.
The price is for the pair of them.
History: The Civil Defense Corps was a civilian volunteer organization. The Corps was begun in Great Brittan in 1935 by the Home Office and disbanded in 1945. Its purpose was to help people with housing, money, food, and acquire new documents in the event of bombing during World War Two. It was reactivated in 1949 during the cold war in case of the event of a nuclear attack and its aftermath. It was again ended in 1968. It still is active in Ireland and on the Isle of Man