British Legion Standard Bearers Sling Badge

British Legion Standard Bearers Sling  Badge
The Royal British Legion Standard, original designed in 1922 by Colonel E C Heath, the first General Secretary of the British Legion. It made it's first appearance in June that year at the Crystal Palace Sports Day.

 It was first paraded as the National Standard at the Annual Conference Cenotaph Service in 1924, on Whit Sunday. By the end of 1928, one in every three branches had their own Standards.

This 1929 photograph below is of HRH the Prince of Wales presenting the Kent British Legion with their first County Standard as a special ceremony in Mote Park, Maidstone Kent. The Standards should be looked upon as the rallying point of the branch, and as a constant symbolic reminder of the Legions' motto "Service not Self".


 

 

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British Legion

Attributed to the

Birmingham Medal Company

1930 -1946

Donated by

Jerry Murphy


 

 


British Legion
Band & Commissionaires Cap Badge
Collar Dogs
and
Shoulder Titles

Beret Badges


Standard Bearers Sling

 

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Band Cap Badges
Collar Dogs
Beret Badges



RELATED BADGES

British Legion Volunteer Police Force


MEMORABILIA
British Legion Head Quarters Branch Price List Feb 1937

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