|Physical description||Brass, Enamel, Silver-plated metal|
C. Bentley Ltd
Second World War, 1939-1945
Air Raid Precaution Personnel Badge : Auxiliary Ambulance
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 "AUXILIARY AMBULANCE" in smaller letters with blue enamel fill. The rear of the badge is fitted with a pair of suspension loops with brass holders, one of which is missing. Cast into the rear are the words "ISSUED BY STATE ENERGENCY COUNCIL" and "BENTLEY", while the serial number 188 has been impressed below the suspension loops.
Air Raid Precaution label badge issued by the State Emergency Council of Victoria during the Second World War, and worn by ARP members with Ambulance experience. The Auxiliary Ambulance supplemented the civil ambulance service.