Bertie Badger figurine

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Colour photograph of a small black and white porcelain figurine of a badger wearing white sleeveless dungarees with a letter B in black on the front.
Image: Museum of the Order of St John/Paul Tucker 2023 (LDOSJ 2018.4)
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Bertie Badger is the mascot of the St John Ambulance Badgers in England and Wales, a programme for young people aged 5-10. Officially launched in 1987, many Cadets start their St John journey as Badgers and work towards badges in different subjects, including First Aid. Badgers who complete 9 badge subjects become Super Badgers and up until around 2009 were awarded a porcelain Bertie Badger figurine of this design, manufactured by Wade Ceramics.