VAD General Service badge

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Cloth badge with the arms of the British Red Cross on the right and the Order of St John on the left, enclosed in a double circle containing the words "V.A.D. General Service". This badge was worn on the left forearm of a uniform greatcoat or jacket by all members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment General Service Section during the First World War. General Service VAD members carried out a range of roles as cooks, laundresses, clerks, dispensers, laboratory and x-ray assistants.
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