WWII Air Raid Precautionary (ARP) Service Badge
WWII Air RaidPrecautionary (ARP) Service Badge - Silver, hallmarked with the British lion, a leopard's head (made in London), date marked "C" (1938) and maker marked "J.C." on the reverse, 26 mm x 38.5 mm, with buttonhole attachment, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organization in the United Kingdom set up as an aid in the prelude to the Second World War dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids. It was created in 1924 as a response to the fears about the growing threat from the development of bomber aircraft. Many of the practices and ideals set forth by the ARP lived on beyond the War thorough Civil Defence during the Cold War and still exist today in civilian organizations in the United Kingdom and the United States.