When the Lifesaver badge was introduced in the late 1920s, it showed a lifebelt with the letters LS.  This design remained for many years, although there were slight variations:

c1936 - 1967

1968 - 1982

The badge was absent from the programme from 1983 until 1988.  When it came back, the design changed to a lifebelt on a pole:

This design remained until it was changed to staged badge in 1995:

The badge was discontinued in 1999.

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