Barnes Family Badge and Medal Collection:

A collection of badges, medals and other memorabilia that have come into either my possession or that of my father through being earned, awarded, inherited, purchased or just plain acquired by means unknown! Images have been scaled to fit and do not represent the actual medal/badge size. All medals and badges are originals, except where identified as reproductions. None have any real monetary value, but many have great sentimental value. Some are of historical interest now and perhaps some might gain historical interest as the years go by. 

The ARP badges dated 1936 and 1937 are hallmarked 'RJ' after Sir Robert Arthur Johnson (1874-1938) Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1922 to 1938. ARP badges for 1938 and 1939 are hallmarked 'JC' for Sir John Herbert McCutcheon Craig (1885-1977) - Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1938.

Many thanks to Craig Smith for providing the information regarding the hallmarking of ARP  badges. More information can be found here (page will open in a new window). 

Pre-War::

     
1909 Kings Medal for Attendance
Awarded to Freda Barnes
For School Attendance
1911 Kings Medal for Attendance
Awarded to Freda Barnes
For School Attendance
1912-1913 Kings Medal
For Attendance, conduct and industry
Awarded to Freda Barnes
Imperial Service Badge
Issued to members of the
Territorial Force

World War One::

     
1914 Star with Clasp (Reproduction) On War Service 1914
"The Admiralty Badge"
On War Service 1915
Early Version
On War Service 1915
Later Cheaper Version
On War Service 1916
For Lady Munitions Workers
National Reserve National Savings (British) 1915 Silver War Badge
 
German Army Wound Badge (Black) German Army Wound Badge (Silver)   War and Victory Medals
German Navy Wound Badge (Black)
Original Quality Reproduction
German Navy Wound Badge (Silver)
Original Quality Reproduction
German Navy Wound Badge (Gold)
Original Quality Reproduction
Salonika Reunion Association
My grandfather's Medal Ribbon (Ernest John Barnes) Ernest John Barnes
1st and 2nd World War Medals
Charles George Thomas Barnes
1st World War Medals

Between the Wars::

     
Commemorating the opening of the VW factory in 1938 (reproduction) 1936 ARP Lapel Badge
 
1937 ARP Pin Badge
 
1938 ARP Pin Badge
 

World War Two::

     
1939 ARP Lapel Badge
 
1939 ARP Lapel Badge shown with later metal (post 1940) badge Kings Badge for War Service  German Wound Badge (Black) 
German WW1 Veteran Badge
Issued in WW2
Home Guard Badge  Home Guard Badge Hospital Service Badge
Olive Barnes (my grandmother)
Italy Star Defence Medal
 
ARP Whistle
Made by J Hudson of Birmingham
ARP Patch
(Official Reproduction)
     
Original Bakelite ARP
Wardens' Post Sign
Now installed in my garage
     

Post War::

     
Civil Defence Corps
(dates from 1948)
Merchant Navy Lapel
As worn by my father
1950's Home Guard Badge
'Honi Soir Qui Mal y Pense'
American 'Purple Heart'
Probably Gulf War Issue

Contemporary::

     
National Air Rifle and Pistol Association
 Membership Badge
NARPA Marksman Badge
Yellow Grade
NARPA Marksman Badge
Blue Grade
British Association for Shooting and Conservation Membership
NARPA Outdoor Section
(Field Target Shooting)
NARPA Badge Microsoft Certified Professional
Exam Pass
Microsoft Certified Professional
Updated Badge
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
(Six Exam Passes)
IBM Certified Solutions Expert
Exam Pass
  War Research Society
Battlefield Tours
     
Robinson's Jam ARW Badge