ANZAC DAY RSS & AILA 1941 White Celluloid Badge
White celluloid A measuring 35mm wide by 32mm high. Legend reads RSS & AILA down the left leg of the A, ANZAC DAY on the right leg, and 1941 on the crosspiece.
Today’s RSL (Returned & Services League of Australia Limited) was known, in 1941 as the R.S.S.A.I.L.A Returned Sailors’ Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Imperial League of Australia.
These celluloid badges were issued in red, white, and blue and were available for sale at 6d (sixpence) in 1941.
1.West Coast Sentinel.Friday 25 April 1941, Page 1 ANZAC Badges on Sale. [ONLINE] Available at: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168354411. [Accessed 7 July 2017]
2.News.Wednesday 23 April 1941, Page 7 ANZAC DAY BADGE. [ONLINE] Available at: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131967301. [Accessed 7 July 2017]