Vintage Canada Civil Defense First Aid bag/backpack with printed Canada Civil Defense logo and "First Aid" lettering. Stamp on the inner flap reads "C.H. Petch & Sons Ltd. Ottawa." (Dates range from 1957-1965)
The field bag has a shoulder or backpack strap, pockets on both sides, and the interior is divided into two pockets.
The Canadian federal government used a civil defense program to sustain public support for World War Two and afterwards for a defense policy based on possible nuclear warfare during the Cold War.
Most Civil defense volunteers where trained in emergency feeding, emergency lodging, personals, communication, engineering, radiological defense and rescue operations.
Height with Handles: 19 1/2''
*Please note, all of our items are vintage and used and will naturally have some wear. We think it all just adds to the piece’s charm. We’ll always do our best to properly document any obvious imperfections.
**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.