ALFIES Agent’s Badge

For Internal Security Operations only, ALFIES Agents are issued with badges. these are accompanied bya  verifying warrant card and supporting warrant papers. The badge is in fact enamel and approximated 3 1/2 inches across. It is designed to be pinned in a wallet or on a  lapel, the agent number embossed on it stays with the agent for life and is then assigned to another agent. 

It features  the Liverpool Tricolour colours of red for labour (or socialisim), blue for the River (or Sea or the Merchnat Princes of the City) and green for the people (or Irish depending on who you talk to.)  The colours are not in  equal proportions which can be viewed as having politcal significance but as people can’t even agree what the colours stand for it would be a matter of some debate. 

The badge also features the liverbird as the heraldric symbol of Liverpool which faces left for male agents and right for female ones. This is after the tradition concerning  the two liverbird statues atop the Liver Building. The female looks out to the River looking for sailors coming home. While the male looks in at the City – to see if the pubs are open.

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Published in: on February 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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