Royal British Legion and British Legion Enamel Badge Manufacturers

Examples can be found from the following enamel badge manufacturers of Royal British Legion and British Legion with approximate time lines when they where contracted:

Founder Organisations:
Batty & Sons - Manchester
Thomas Fattorini  & Sons - Bradford
J. R. Gaunt, London
J.W. Hood & Son - Southampton
J. Taylor & Co - London

BL Large & Miniature Badges: Time Line
J. R. Gaunt, London - RBL, BL 1921  - 1928
BMBC (B'ham Medal & Badge Co) BL 1928 - 1946
Birmingham Medal Company - BL 1928 - 1946
B'ham Medal & Badge Co BL 1928 - 1946
A.H.Harris of Glasgow - BL (Scotland)

BL Utility War Issue Badges: Time Line
Universal Button Company

BL Small Badges: Time Line
J. R. Gaunt, London - BL 1946 - 1971

BL Small Badges Sub-contractors: Time Line
Jason & Jones, Birmingham - BL
Ludlow of London - BL
Roden, London - BL (Alfred Roden & Son Silversmiths and Cutlers 55, Hatton Garden, London EC1)

Gold Badges: Time Line
B. M B.C (B'ham Medal & Badge Co) BL 1928 -1946
J.R.G.S  (J. R. Gaunt, London) RBL & BL 1946 - 1973
B.H.C. & Co RBL Badge in Gold (1980)
W.D Birmingham - RBL WS (Golden Award) 1987-1990
M & B (Marples and Beasley of Birmingham ) RBL 1991-95
Gladman & Norman Birmingham RBL WS (Golden Award)1990-1995
P.B.L Premier Badges - RBL RBL WS (Gold Badge & Golden Award) 1995 - Present



RBL Modern: Time Line
J. R .Gaunt - Birmingham (1870 -1973) 1971 -1973 RBL
Adams Badges RBL (J.R. Gaunt Subsidiary) 1973 - 1988 Bought out by Premier Badges
Premier Badges - RBL 1988 - Present RBLWS 1995 - Present

RBL Women's Section Modern: Time Line
J. R .Gaunt - Birmingham (1870 -1973) 1971 -1973 RBL
Gladman & Norman - RBL WS 1973 -1995
Premier Badges - RBLWS 1995 - Present