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The First World War

Arrol Johnston Civilian War Service badge

Period:
20th Century
Description:

When the First World War broke out car production at Heathhall ceased and Arrol Johnston joined forces with the Galloway Engineering Company at Tongland near Kirkcudbright to manufacture aero engines for Beardmores, building the only aero engine that could safely be used for long-distance raids into Germany.

 

Large circular lapel badge featuring Britannia with sword and shield, against a Union Jack background.

 

obverse -  ARROL JOHNSTON LIMITED / WORKING ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS / ON DUTY

reverse (stamping) - 246

Materials/Media:
metal, copper alloy, emamel
Dimensions:
diameter 38mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2003.37
Digital Number:
DMAC041a, DMAC041b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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