WANTED Badges and/or patches relating to the UK Border Force and previously the UK Border Agency. I would like to add details to my website examples of the badges which have been worn on uniforms. So if anyone fancies sending me some pictures that would be really nice.
Any Border Force staff comments would be welcome, particularly if you have any interesting snippets to share, or pictures of uniform badges.
History of the UKBA and UKBF
Changes took place on 1 April 2008 when the United Kingdom Border Agency was formed by a merger of the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA), UKvisas and the Detection functions of HM Revenue and Customs.
For a variety of reasons another change was announced by Home Secretary Theresa May on 26 March 2013 indicating that the UK Border Agency would be abolished and its work returned to the Home Office.
With effect from 31 March 2013 the agency was split into two new organisations; UK Visas and Immigration focusing on the Visa system and an immigration enforcement organisation focusing on immigration law enforcement.
The immigration enforcement part of the UKBA had already been separated from the rest of the agency in April 2012 and currently operates as the Border Force
HM Customs & Excise
I trust you will all enjoy looking at the pages of some of the historic badges formerly used by HM Customs & Excise. If you have any information, related to HMC&E then please leave me a comment. Please use the CONTACT tab at the top of the page.
Badges are listed at full price. However, I will reduce the price by 50%, if you purchase another full price badge. Email me at email@example.com for details.
This website is dedicated to collectors of Law Enforcement badges, and particularly those relating to HM Customs & Excise (HM&CE), which ceased to exist on the 18 April 2005 when HM&CE was merged with the Inland Revenue (IR) to form Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
After a considerable amount of research the badges shown on this site have been faithfully reproduced to reflect the original cap badges that were worn by the various grades of Officers of HM Customs & Excise. Also some of the more recent badges have been included for HM Coastguard, HM Revenue & Customs, & the United Kingdom Border Agency.
Mention must also be made of HM Coastguard whose history is inextricably linked with HM Customs & Excise.