The British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club
News - December 2007
of the last great mystery's in the history of The
Royal British Legion; The National Federation of
Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers
Badge has been revealed under our very eyes.
The National Federation
of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers Badge
Mrs Tracy Fowler, the UK's leading woman collector of British Legion badges, founder member of the British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club and well respected contributor to the Royal British Legion in North Staffordshire's Online Museum at last reveals the secret of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers Badge.
It starts to perplex the mind.
Bob Rankin Curator of the Online Museum and also a founder member of the British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club (Club Secretary) stated to North Staffordshire County RBL Web News. "Although the badge has in front of us all the time we never put two and two together!"
A little background history:
The Silver Badge Party was the unofficial title for a political movement existing in the United Kingdom during and immediately after the Great War 1914-1918. The unofficial party consisted of several groups representing the political interests of former service personnel who had fought in the war. A silver badge was issued to all servicemen on their discharge in recognition of their service." ..more
The only remaining mystery of the British Legion founding organisation's history is: What "The Officer's Association" badge looks like..? We wait with baited breath.
Will it be in 2008?
This article has been reprinted with kind permission of The Royal British Legion in North Staffordshire's Online Musem