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Bristol Fire Brigade post ww2 was formed in 1948 after the N.F.S ( National Fire Service ) handed back fire control to regional county & county borough fire brigades. Bristol Fire Brigade had 6 fire stations covering 41 square miles of area. There are 3 different cap badges used in its lifespan, the 1st 2 are very rare indeed & are basically the Bristol coat of arms with the red enamel scroll underneath. One being chrome & the other having an enamel centre to the coat of arms. Used only for 4 years until 1952, neither cap badge is easy to come by. The 3rd issue is the shield & scroll variation which is easier to obtain. That lasted from 1952 until 1974.
This is the 3rd issue shield & scroll variation cap badge manufactured by Mike Trueman Badges of Birmingham. It is in excellent condition with the enamel centre fixed to the standard issue fully pressed Home Office star by 2 straps, both cap fixing lugs are intact to the rear of the badge.

Bristol Fire Brigade 1952 To 1974 Cap Badge

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