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[UK] - Civil Defence Corps Brass and Enamel Badge - 1949 to 1953

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Description: [UK] - Civil Defence Corps Brass and Enamel Badge - 1949 to 1953

Condition: Very Good.

Comments: [UK] - Civil Defence Corps Brass and Enamel Badge - 1949 to 1953. Complete with single pin.

The Civil Defence Corps (CDC) was a civilian volunteer organisation established in Great Britain in 1949 to mobilise and take local control of the affected area in the aftermath of a major national emergency, principally envisaged as being a Cold War nuclear attack. By March 1956, the Civil Defence Corps had 330,000 personnel. It was stood down in Great Britain in 1968, although two Civil Defence Corps still operate within the British Isles, namely the Isle of Man Civil Defence Corps and Civil Defence Ireland (Republic of Ireland). Many other countries maintain a national Civil Defence Corps, usually having a wide brief for assisting in large scale civil emergencies such as flood, earthquake, invasion, or civil disorder.

 

 


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