This pin is set with a red cross amongst a white background - a symbol commonly associated with Saint George. Saint George's Cross has appeared on many flags and emblems, including England's national flag. At the Geneva Convention of 1864, it was made a protection emblem, and can only be worn by medical personnel and people carrying out humanitarian work, to protect them from military attack on the battlefield. As this pin dates to the 1940s, it could well have been connected with the war effort.
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