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The paper badge was printed on paper in colour. On top it has the word PEACE and date 1919 written, and at the bottom ST DUNSTAN'S DAY. The centre is filled with the thick, bright yellow sun rays coming from the sun rising over the horizon of water. Just above it, there is a red torch with flames with the oval shape - symbol of St Dunstan's charity surrounded by the laurel leaves wreath. The badge is 5.5 cm high and 3.5 cm long.

Flag Day badges consist of paper and sometimes silk flags attached to metal pins. They were simple and quick to produce and sold on specific days by volunteers which generated an impressive amount of money.

St Dunstan's was founded by Sir Arthur Pearson as the Blinded Soldiers' and Sailors' Care Committee in 1915. It provided care and rehabilitation to those blinded in the First World War. Nowadays, known as Blind Veterans UK, it cares for all veterans and ex-Service men and women who have lost their sight through accident, illness, or old age, providing training, rehabilitation and lifelong support for those that live in one of the charity three centres or independently.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, 24.166
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