Metal insignia hat badge of WWII era Palestine Volunteer Force home guard 1940-43
Lot #: 70483

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Description
Palestine Volunteer Force metal hat badge, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked; with slider back; weight: 4.75g. Depicts patron saint St. George slaying a dragon (i.e. Nazi Germany); known in Hebrew as "Kheyl Mitnadvim Ha'Eretz-Israeli", it numbered 2,000 men as home guard force. Formed in Aug. 1940, funded by the Mandate, and based in the 3 main cities, it was open to all British subjects in Palestine & local citizens, tasked with assisting the regular British Army in preparation for war and protecting internal security; there were 2 companies in Jerusalem. In excellent condition, slight bend in field; rare.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Militaria - metal militaria, Mandate & Yishuv and Militaria from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s