A British Empire Medal, GRI, (Civil Division), on ladies’ bow, to Mrs Hilda Illingworth

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A British Empire Medal, GRI, (Civil Division), on ladies’ bow, awarded to Mrs Hilda Illingworth, Street Group Collector, Blackpool, National Savings Committee, (Hilda. Mrs. Illingworth), lightly toned very fine. British…
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A British Empire Medal, GRI, (Civil Division), on ladies’ bow, awarded to Mrs Hilda Illingworth, Street Group Collector, Blackpool, National Savings Committee, (Hilda. Mrs. Illingworth), lightly toned very fine.

British Empire Medal (Civil Division) The London Gazette the 12th of June 1947.

The King has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned: –

Hilda, Mrs. Illingworth, Street Group Collector, Blackpool, National Savings Committee.

Following the outbreak of the Second World War, the War Office re-organised the Regional Savings Committees and launched the War Savings Campaign. Savings groups were set up by volunteers in work places, schools, streets, and clubs. Savings stamps could be bought for as little as sixpence, or for as much as two and six (Half a crown). Once you had accrued 15 shillings worth of stamps, you could exchange the stamps for a National Savings Certificate.

£5 worth of stamps could be exchanged for a Defence Bond. Both certificates and bonds were guaranteed to give an excellent rate of return after the war.

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Long Service Medals

Medal Monarch

George VI

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