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WW1 ON WAR SERVICE, 1914
During 1914 men would rather enlist than suffer unemployment. To help with the loss of labour (Skill and experience ) it was suggested by some firms and approved by Churchill to issue a badge, in recognition of their service.
A badge was issued for Admiralty Service but was vetoed by the Treasury. The problem of supplying the troops with Arms and equipment continued and eventually badges were issued saving these men from 'White feather treatment' and loss of face.
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- This is naval pattern of men's badge issued in 1914-15.
.......... Dave Gibbs, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, UK, 26th of March 2011