British Armed Forces Token

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Capt Beekee, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Capt Beekee

    Capt Beekee Junior Member

    I have just come across this token. I guess it is a form of payment
    Can anyone let me know what it was for please?
    Kind regards
    Chris
     

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  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    I found only this

    http://img.coins2.com/big/?whr=2750f18b282bf6035f115829da590b47&prt=4843

    Name: British Armed Forces, 1646 ND Token Issue - 1 Penny

    Description: Reign George VI, 1936-1952 Denomination 1 Penny Date Struck ND (1946) Obverse BRITISH ARMED FORCES 1 d. Reverse Identical to obverse Weight 1,48 g Diameter 29,4 mm Reference World Paper Money No. M8 Grade VF+ Comments Text printed on paper, then laminated for issue. Black on dark-brown. Round printed disk of laminated paper. Printer: TDLR = Thomas De La Rue in England
     
  3. Capt Beekee

    Capt Beekee Junior Member

    thanks once again...interesting item.
     
  4. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    Presumably contemporaneous with these: the inscription on the reverse seems to suggest they could only be spent in approved locations (and presumably not - officially at least - including the local knocking shops ;) )

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    Somewhere I have some of these 3d notes - and also I think other denominations - which my father brought back from India in 1946: IIRC they are overprinted "Allied Military Government Burma" or something similar.
     
  5. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    Its a Naafi token - at least that's what I thought mine was.

    (Hey, only been on this forum a few minutes and enjoying it so far!)
    Peter
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Back to my Army Album, Page 84, to look at some of the strange cash that passed through my hands

    Ron
     

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