Badge Collection Summary
The badge collection can be split into two distinct groups, Military Badges and Pin Badges.
Military Badges not only reflect the wearer’s nationality, regiment and rank but also provide insight into the history and culture of various British and Commonweath regiments throughout the late 19th century into the 20th century.The very individual designs of these badges plays a large part in forming a distinct ‘identity’ for the various military units and often reflect successful campaigns and the countries in which they were fought .
The Pin Badge collection tells the story of social, cultural and class change from the late 19th century onwards. From leisure to the work place, affiliation and allegiance is a common theme and it reflects the growing importance and pride in being a member of a club or organisation.