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    hi guys and gals just wanted to show my cd armband collection there are all date stamped 1954 thanks jamesClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice collection I do notice that three of them still bare kings crowns which I find interesting do to the fact of the coranation in 1953 I wonder if these three were actually produced at an earlier time and not date stamped till 1954.

    Regards Mark K

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    thanks mark you could be right i will have to dig deeper now to find out why thanks again james

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    Please let me know as I am intrested in what you find I am thnking they were left over in military stores and were used up instead of being discarded.

    Regards Mark K

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    I just checked mine and here are the results (where legible) with pattern numbers in brackets:

    KC Corps (CD/54) 1952
    QC Corps (CD/54E) 1954
    KC Welfare (CD/48) 1953
    QC Welfare (CD/48 maybe E but not sure) 1954
    QC Warden
    KC Headquarters (CD/50) 1954
    KC Rescue (CD/47) 1954
    KC white Casualty Collection CD/135 1956

    So there you go, a long overlap with the old and new crowns. Also the range from cd47 to cd54 suggests a minimum of 8 types, with the cd135 suggesting many many more than that. It is my assumption that the suffix letter 'E' was added to denote a Queens Crown version. On the second one down on my list it has clearly been stamped on afterwards in much bolder print.

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    hi union jack thanks for your imput is there any chance of some pictures i would like to see them especially the white casualty collection

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    The three blue armbands are WW2. The white lettered Fire Guard is a later pattern than the yellow lettered example. The 'arc' CD is wartime. I've never known any of these to be stamped or dated.

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    what a superb collection you have and thanks for going to the time of posting a picture im liking the white casualty band very different

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    Thanks, could be better, I'm missing (at least) QC HQ, QC Rescue and KC Warden. The latter is always more expensive due to being sold as "WW2"

    A friend of mine has a greater variety than that but I forget what else she has now.

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    i managed to pick up a welfare and warden armband in the kings crown both dated 1952Click image for larger version. 

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