Red Cross Fundraising Badge

Production date
Circa 1944
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Object detail

Oval shaped badge with hinge, pin & hook fastening on back; front has green background with white flag charged with red cross, with '19' on one side of badge & '44' on the other.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Production date
Circa 1944
18 x 12 x 6
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Enamel (Surface Treatments)
History and use
This Red Cross fundraising badge was sold for £1 ($2).
Red Cross as we know it today commenced operation in Australia in 1914 with the primary aim of sending care parcels to World War 1 troops. The service quickly expanded to provide a range of services including medical transport of patients and equipment and a tracing and messaging service for contacting military personnel. Post-war, the emphasis was on relief efforts and medical care for returned servicemen.
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