A few years back I covered the standard printed Civil Defence arm band here. Today we are looking at a variation of this armband, that is embroidered, rather than printed:
The armband is made from dark blue fabric with the insignia embroidered onto one side of it:
The insignia consists of the words ‘Civil Defence’ in a semi circular arc and surmounted by a king’s crown:
Not all is as it seems however as these arm bands were never produced in an embroidered version. Instead this is a printed arm band that the owner has hand embroidered over the lettering to give themselves a nicer quality version. In places you can just make out the yellow printed insignia beneath:
The difference between the standard version and this embelished armband can be seen most clearly when the armbands are laid side by side:
Its very nice to find a variation of this armband, and clearly its original owner decided that he or she wanted something a little classier than they were originally issued with.