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Tinto 04-03-21 08:24 PM

Small Australian collar badges
 
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Hi Australian collectors,
Two small collar badges are puzzling me.
When were they worn, and who by?
Thanks, John

Tinto 05-03-21 03:31 AM

I think I have answered my question.
Worn during WW2 by Australian Engineers.
Cheers, John

fairlie63 05-03-21 10:36 AM

Hello John,

These collar badges were worn in brass from 1930 until 1940 by other ranks of both the Militia artillery and the Permanent and Militia elements of the engineers. In December 1939 they were directed to be blackened and in early 1942 their wear was abolished entirely.

Between 1930 and 1933 this badge was also worn by other ranks of the artillery of the Permanent forces in brass.

Keith

kingsley 05-03-21 10:45 AM

Weren't there two sizes of these badges?

Tinto 05-03-21 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by fairlie63 (Post 541114)
Hello John,

These collar badges were worn in brass from 1930 until 1940 by other ranks of both the Militia artillery and the Permanent and Militia elements of the engineers. In December 1939 they were directed to be blackened and in early 1942 their wear was abolished entirely.

Between 1930 and 1933 this badge was also worn by other ranks of the artillery of the Permanent forces in brass.

Keith

Hello Keith,
Thank you very much for the detailed information. Surely these must be the smallest collar badges ever.
Cheers, John

fairlie63 06-03-21 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by kingsley (Post 541116)
Weren't there two sizes of these badges?

Yes. I don't think there was any distinction between what was worn by RAA and RAE, might have just been a new die. G A Miller of Sydney was the supplier.

Keith


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