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Merchant Navy Day badge

Date: 1939-1945
Overall: 4 mm, 1 g, 20 mm
Medium: Tin
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Pamela Burden
Object Name: Badge
Object No: 00045753

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    SignificanceBackground information from conversation with Paddy O'Brien of I S Wright Militaria who deals in these badges as collectibles.
    HistoryThe badges are examples of a range of similar articles produced during World War II (1939-1945), to raise money for 'comfort funds' for troops, seamen and other people involved in the war effort. They were produced by volunteer committees who ran welfare projects for the various services and for merchant seamen away from their home ports.

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