Air Raid Precaution Personnel Badge : First Aid Commandant

Accession Number REL/15711.013
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Brass, Enamel, Silver-plated metal
Maker C. Bentley Ltd
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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 "FIRST AID COMMANDANT" 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 67 has been impressed above the suspension loops.

History / Summary

Air Raid Precaution label badge issued by the State Emergency Council of Victoria during the Second World War, and worn by ARP members with First Aid responsibilities. They would organise, coordinate and dispense first aid, manage first aid awareness campaigns and distribute pamphlets and equipment.