C003682 POST WW2 BRITISH "UNITED SERVICES CORPS" CAP BADGE.

A 4cm x 4.5cm oval cap badge that reads "United Services Corps" surmounted by the St. Edward’s Crown. A pair of lugs are to the reverse. Originally formed as The Veterans' Corps and Employment Bureau in 1908, it run along very similar lines to its older counterpart the Corps of Commissionaires. The VCEB was a uniformed organization with the aim of supporting retired or invalided ex-servicemen. They helped them to find work placements and then continued to support them in their new roles. During the 1960's they were renamed to the 'United Services Corps'. he organisation suffered from financial and membership numbers during this period, causing it to fold in 1973 with the remaining 444 members of the USC had merged into the Corps of Commissionaires.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $19.00

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