The Royal British Legion Badge in Gold & Associate Badge in Gold
This Royal British Legion Badge in Gold bears the hallmark letter 'X' for 1972 which means it was manufactured in the first year of Queen's crown above The Royal British Legion badge.
The Legion recognises any outstanding contribution by members to the
organisation through a series of awards.
The Royal British Legion Badge in Gold award started in the 1930s. Since a National Consultation earlier this year it has become The Legion's Highest Award that can be bestowed upon a member. It may be awarded to a member who has given at least eight years meritorious and conspicuous service to the objectives of the Legion as defined by the Royal Charter.
9ct Hallmarked Gold
The Gold Badge is made in 9ct hallmarked gold and each badge is engraved with a unique identification number that identifies the person who the badge has been awarded to.
The award criteria for the Legion Badge in Gold in the 1930s to the early 1950s was not as rigorous as it is today. There were no registration numbers engraved on the badge, which means the so honoured member cannot be identified or trace which branch the badge was issued to.
The Royal British Legion Badge in Gold bears the hallmark letter 'X' for 1972 which means it was manufactured in the first year of Queen's crown above The Royal British Legion badge. The newer style of Gold Badge was introduced in 1987 after the demise of J.R.Gaunt & Sons and when Premier Badges won the new contract.
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