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Old 29-05-14, 08:19 PM
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A Pipe and drum band of the Auckland Infantry Regiment .The soldiers are wearing either a Bagpipe or a Drum distinguishing patch .
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Old 30-05-14, 12:46 AM
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The 3rd Auckland Infantry brass band .Some are wearing the ''lyre'' musicians patch
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Old 30-05-14, 08:20 AM
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A New Zealand Medical Corp Private with a Red Cross Medical Corp patch ,and a New Zealand Army Service Corp Private with a farrier(horseshoe) distinguishing patch
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Old 30-05-14, 08:23 AM
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Has anyone got Home Service patches, worn during WWI in New Zealand ?
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Old 30-05-14, 07:50 PM
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Its the old story, family lore doesn't always match the historical facts .Written on the front of the photo ,''France 28/8/18, V.C winner ,Jim Blackburn (cousin of mum)''

Sergeant James Blackburn ,8th Southland company ,1st Otago Infantry Battalion was indeed a brave man ,but he didn't win the British empires highest valour medal as one of his family members has noted .Instead he was awarded the Military Medal (MM) and France's Croix de Guerre. Tragically ,he died of wounds on the 8/11/18 ,just 3 days before wars end .

James's is wearing a Lewis Gun proficiency badge .
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I've tried to illustrate this thread with original photo's from my own small collection when I can .These two are copies of originals that I have in an album. The ''train spotters'' out there will recognise them from the Distinguishing patch book .

Firstly is the non regulation use of 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment (soldiers are wearing 17th Ruahine Infantry badges) .Worn on the forearm instead of the regulation beneath the collar ,on the back of the jacket

Secondly is a New Zealand Field Artillery ,Gunner, wearing a 3rd Battalion (Blue circle/red triangle) .Also of note ,the 9th Wellington East Coast Infantry ,Warrant Officer ,is wearing a brass or bronze Warrant officers badge on his right sleeve
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Old 08-01-17, 06:01 AM
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G.O 424/1919 (2nd June 1919)

Distinctive badges for outpatients

Blue band 3 inches wide , on hospital blues or khaki uniform .

for following occasions

When given leave for a period of 4 hours or longer

When attending vocational or educational classes outside the hospital grounds

When attending military funerals or other ceremonial occasions

The South Canterbury private appears to have a khaki ? armband which I cannot find reference for

Images are from my personal collection

For more images of WW1 NZEF wearing badges and insignia

Face Book community page Unknown Warriors of the NZEF
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This group of NZMGC soldiers is also wearing the mysterious khaki band ,not referenced in "New Zealand Army Distinguishing patches 1911-1991 ''by Thomas and Lord .

Of note some of these armlets are half and some are full bands
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Looking to identify this unknown proficiency patch

A WW1 New Zealand Field Artillery ,Gunner.
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This group of NZMGC soldiers is also wearing the mysterious khaki band ,not referenced in "New Zealand Army Distinguishing patches 1911-1991 ''by Thomas and Lord .

Of note some of these armlets are half and some are full bands
See this recent thread, only its being worn by a Canadian.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=59819

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Looking to identify this unknown proficiency patch

A WW1 New Zealand Field Artillery ,Gunner.
Its a 'Skill in Driving' prize badge
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I cannot seem to find a reference for this rectangular patch worn by this group .Any ideas ?
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Hi

I have a postcard of an anonymous NZRB man with the "black diamond" on the shoulder. Happy to post if you want me to although it might just be more of the same. The postcard came from New Plymouth so logical to assume he came from that area.

A talk with an old NZRB man said that while they were well-known as the Dinks they also were called the "square Dinks" (square patch) and the inverted triangle wearers were called the "arse upside down Dinks".

The very common NZRB cap and collar badge is called the "monkey on the stick". Sad to think that lots more detail like this has gone to the grave....
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I will answer my own question as I have found a matching, named group photo in a WW1 newspaper .They are 27th -29th reinforcement specialists ,just arrived at Sling camp in 1917.The insignia must be an unrecorded patch pertaining to that unit.
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