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WW2 BRITISH RAIL...LOOK OUT ARMBAND


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I have just bought this WW2 British Rail Enamel Badge, with leather arm strap...I presume used by all railway staff on the lookout for German planes?, unexploded bombs on the railway tracks, or anywhere they thought that German bombs had destroyed the track--to give warning to Head Office of the problem or destruction etc

If you have any ideas...please let me know.

Many Thanks & best to you......Desert Rat/ Ian

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It's for when work is being done on the tracks, they have a designated person watching for trains, nothing at all to do with WW2!

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On 16/05/2019 at 17:25, Afrikakorpsrat64 said:

Being a Railway buff , this is a neat piece! Thanks for sharing @Desert Rat

Well now,since lockdown and no shows,i have got heavily into an ancient hobby of Railwayana.   You must get in touch and i can show you a few items.

 

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Here's the WW2 British Rail lookout badge....Never seen one before but an interesting item.

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British Rail was formed on 1 January 1948, so its nothing to do with the war or war time, its just a BR badge, I hope you did,nt pay to much for it

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Its nice,but prob around £20 at a guess?  I can find out for you on the railwayana forums.

 

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@Desert Rat I have a few different armbands from an ex railway man. His were tenner apiece.

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The lads on the railwayana forum confirm its 1960's. worth about £20/30. 👍

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Hello to you both,

Thanks for your reply, fortunately I only paid a tenner.......Phewww

Best to you both......Ian

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If I were you I would go back to where you got it, and tell the seller that he should brush up on his dates, I wonder how many things he has sold that he says are War time and are not and conned people, it would have been so easy for him to check that it was a 1960,s era badge

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