|Physical description||Enamel, Silver-plated metal|
C. Bentley Ltd
Second World War, 1939-1945
Air Raid Precaution Personnel Badge : Warden AR 161
Silver plated shield-shaped lapel badge surmounted by the King's crown. Immediately below the crown is the word "VICTORIA" with red enamel fill, above a central panel with "ARP" in large letters on a red enamelled background, under which is "AR 161" in smaller letters with blue enamel fill. The rear of the badge is fitted with a pin and catch. Cast into the rear are the words "ISSUED BY STATE ENERGENCY COUNCIL" and "BENTLEY".
Air Raid Precaution label badge issued by the State Emergency Council of Victoria during the Second World War, and worn by ARP members with Warden responsibilities. Wardens would organise their local or suburban ARP group, coordinate public awareness campaigns, distribute pamphlets and equipment and conduct night-time patrols to check civilian adherence to blackout precautions. To whom the serial "AR 161" was issued is unknown.