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Old 04-08-17, 10:42 PM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
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Default signaller badge what are the flags ?

On the badge you have 2 flags 1 is dark blue other white with a blue stripe down the middle so what do the flags mean??

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Old 05-08-17, 04:11 AM
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I would assume that it is perhaps the signals corps colours? I have seen that patch on black background as well.

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Old 05-08-17, 04:15 AM
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If you are asking what the actual flags mean I would think it is a patch to denote the there role, crossed flags as they used flags to signal back in the day. Much like a crossed rifle for Infantry patch.

Someone may have a definitive answer?

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Old 05-08-17, 07:11 AM
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If you are asking what the actual flags mean I would think it is a patch to denote the there role, crossed flags as they used flags to signal back in the day. Much like a crossed rifle for Infantry patch.

Someone may have a definitive answer?

Thanks,
Jas
Thanks Jas but what I would like to know is what does the white flag with blue stripe represent ? ei a word,letter of the alphabet or something else .

Thanks Jack
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Old 05-08-17, 07:19 AM
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Hello Jack,

The dark blue flag is for use for visual signalling with light backgrounds, and the white flag with blue strip is for dark backgrounds.

Your example appears to be a nice early Australian badge, 1904-1920 or so. Perhaps earlier.

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Old 05-08-17, 07:53 AM
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Thanks Keith for your reply but what would the guys in the photo be doing ,the reason I ask is I have come across a flag and just wanted to know what its purpose was.

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