WW1 Northumberland VAD medal, Victory medal and Armband
A First World war grouping to a VAD member Beatrice Kean for her service at 8th Northumberland V A Hospital Dutchess Schools Alnwick,Northumberland.
They consist of a bronze medal for a Northumberland VAD Worker with original ribbon and suspension bar.Condition is good.Named to the rear Presented to B Kean for services rendered during the European War 1914-1919.
The second item is... read more
Order of St John,WW1/ WW2 Medal Group
An interesting medal group to Edgar Harry Norman from the First and Second World Wars and his service with St John Ambulance.
He enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps at Cork on the 23rd Sept 1914 and served at the RAMC training centre until September 1916 reaching the rank of Sergeant.He was discharged to accept a commission and became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Loyal North Lancs Regi... read more
Voluntary Medical Service Medal
A medal awarded by the British Red Cross and St Andrew's First Aid for efficient service as a First Aid Volunteer with either organisation. The qualifying period is fifteen years of service.The medal was designed by Percy Metcalfe and features an image of Florence Nightingale holding a lamp.The reverse bears a combination of the Geneva and St Andrews Crosses with Long And Efficient Service app... read more
Hertfordshire Voluntary Aid Detatchment, WW1 period badge
A small brass and enamel badge for the Herts Voluntary Aid Detatchment.Founded in 1909 to provide civilian nursing assistance to Military personnel in the event of conflict. They were probably most active during the First and Second World Wars.This is one of the county badges issued for the Hertfordshire VAD.It consists of a central figure of a Hart in a voided centre with the title on a red en... read more
British Railways,Silver 15 Years First Aid Efficiency Medal
An Enamelled silver medal issued by British Railways for 15 years First Aid Efficiency.The design features an eight pointed white cross of St John with the lion and wheel motif of British Rail to the centre.The title is on a red band around the edge.The medal is suspended on an original striped silk ribbon.The rear has hallmarks for JT & Co(John Taylor & Co) Birmingham 1956.Engraved for James D... read more
British Red Cross Technical Medal,Medical Officer
Instituted in 1914 and discontinued in 1966,the BRCS Technical Badges could be worn by members of the Voluntary Aid detachments with professional Qualifications.This rare medal was issued and named to Dr Alex Low Rhind ,numbered 109.He is recorded as being a House Surgeon for the Cottage Hospital Chorley before being found in Keyworth Nottinghamshire during WW2.In good condition with no damage ... read more
Southern Railway Centre of St John Ambulance Association,7 Year medal
A bronze Seven Year efficiency medal in First Aid from the Southern Railways centre of St John Ambulance Ambulance.
The face bears two discs surrounded by ornate scrolling.One has the intertwined initials of S & R for Southern Railways and the other the Maltese cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.The reverse is engraved for Alfred J Wale 1932. The medal is suspended on a black and... read more
St Andrews Ambulance Association Badge
A brass and enamel Pin back badge for the St.Andrews Ambulance Association. This may have been issued for War Service but if anyone can confirm I would be grateful. It features the figure of St Andrew in front of a red saltire topped with thistles.Around the edge in blue enamel is St Andrews Ambulance Association 1882(The year it was founded)To the rear is 315 N.S. general condition is good .He... read more
Bath War Hospital,World War 1 Nurses/VAD Badge
A Brass and Enamel badge for the Bath War Hospital.Opened in 1916 on the Combe Park site of the current Royal United Hospitals. The design features the arms of Bath imposed upon a red cross on a white background.The title Bath War Hospital is on a blue band around the edge.Enamel in good condition,Pin and clasp good although the pin is a professional replacement.Unmarked to rear.Height 32mm read more
Red Cross Medal & Badge Grouping, Miss Agnes B J Scott
A nice pair of Red Cross items being a silver Long & Efficient Service medal with two 5 year service bars, engraved to the rim Miss Agnes BJ Scott.Medal in good condition but original silk ribbon rather dirty and worn.the second item is a Red Cross Proficiency in First Aid medal with bars for 1938,1942,1950 and 1954.This is named and numbered for A.Scott 21873.Good overall condition.This is acc... read more