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Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By fairlie63
Without doubting the gallantry and entitlement to...

Without doubting the gallantry and entitlement to the awards that have been awarded retrospectively to individuals during the last twenty or thirty years, the whole process of retrospective...
Forum: General Topics. 12-08-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By fairlie63
Hello blueboy. I also have an identical set of...

Hello blueboy. I also have an identical set of chevrons with the black backing (a bit cleaner perhaps). Who wore them?

Cheers, Keith
Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By fairlie63
Completely agree with your rant, and sorry to...

Completely agree with your rant, and sorry to hear that.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By fairlie63
Ena Gray was one of the twenty VADs who sailed to...

Ena Gray was one of the twenty VADs who sailed to Colombo on the hospital ship Wanganella on 8 October 1941 with the 2/12th Aust General Hospital.

It appears they were transferred to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 744
Posted By fairlie63
Would that uniform actually be post-VAD, when she...

Would that uniform actually be post-VAD, when she would have been enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Womens' Service.

Keith
Forum: Headdress 10-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 326
Posted By fairlie63
No wonder the poor buggers sank as soon as they...

No wonder the poor buggers sank as soon as they stepped off their landing craft.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, Might be the badge mentioned in this...

Hi Rob,

Might be the badge mentioned in this link -

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/123319075?searchTerm=Australian%20Voluntary%20Aid%20Detachment

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,198
Posted By fairlie63
I believe that Simon has a valid point and is...

I believe that Simon has a valid point and is more than likely correct.

1. The war establishments of formation headquarters and units show that they were to have one or more interpreters...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Roy, Try the Monthly Army List. I'm not...

Hi Roy,

Try the Monthly Army List. I'm not certain how often they were published but certainly the colonial Corps were listed in certain issues.

Keith
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 03-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By fairlie63
The badge was referred to in Australia as the...

The badge was referred to in Australia as the United States Distinguished Unit Citation and was worn on both sleeves immediately below the embroidered shoulder title until the early 1970s at least. ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 02-08-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, that probably makes it 1 Aust Div Artillery...

Yes, that probably makes it 1 Aust Div Artillery then. They were a NSW organization.

Although RHQ 54 Aust Comp AA Regt was Tasmanian (ex RHQ 110th Aust Tank Attack Regiment), the two batteries...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 02-08-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, Probably 1 Div Arty, standard patch,...

Hi Rob,

Probably 1 Div Arty, standard patch, standard size for the WW2 period. What's the man's service record on the DVA nominal roll say.

Keith
Forum: General Topics 01-08-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, It is an Australian Field Artillery...

Hello,

It is an Australian Field Artillery collar badge worn c1906 until circa 1922. The blackened finish (brass, coppered and oxidised) places it from about 1915 onwards.

Reasonably common.
...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By fairlie63
Military Board Instruction 29 of 10 May 1946 was...

Military Board Instruction 29 of 10 May 1946 was the authority for BCOF personnel to wear them. Sorry, couldn't find the reference in time this morning.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-07-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By fairlie63
Title, ‘AUSTRALIA’, Embroidered, 1944-1952: Auth....

Title, ‘AUSTRALIA’, Embroidered, 1944-1952: Auth. GRO 285/1944 of 04 Aug 44.

Approved for wear by all personnel who were serving overseas on special duties, liaison duties, or with the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-07-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By fairlie63
Brass QC. I wonder if these being difficult...

Brass QC.

I wonder if these being difficult to obtain relates to their issue to all new recruits and the immediate instruction was to polish the detail off them.

Once the recruit had passed...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 364
Posted By fairlie63
Under normal circumstances at that time the...

Under normal circumstances at that time the serial 47 on a horizontally divided red over blue square would indicate the light anti-aircraft regiment RA of an infantry division.

Post-war, i.e.,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 744
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, Sorry, no photo of the VAD, that...

Hi Rob,

Sorry, no photo of the VAD, that info came from the newspapers on Trove.

Yep, got the photo thanks, great stuff.

Cheers,
Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 744
Posted By fairlie63
There was the Australian VAD, formed England by...

There was the Australian VAD, formed England by August 1918 of Australian personnel, with a maximum establishment of 200 women. They wore the badge of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of...
Forum: General Topics. 26-07-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By fairlie63
It is interesting that a number of people who...

It is interesting that a number of people who were interested enough in, and knowledgeable about, badges to write books on them also turned to the dark side and produced, had produced, or simply...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 19-07-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By fairlie63
Definitely Great War bc.

Definitely Great War bc.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 18-07-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By fairlie63
Probably 1st Aust Casualty Clearing Station bc....

Probably 1st Aust Casualty Clearing Station bc. They still hadn't received their patches approved in January 1918 as at October 1918 so might have resorted to other sources for supply. Either that or...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-07-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By fairlie63
Given that they are Royal Engineers and one is...

Given that they are Royal Engineers and one is wearing the Observer badge, the dark patch may well be the dark blue oval with letters FSC in red that was worn by Field Survey Companies RE.

See...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By fairlie63
Probably 4th Light Brigade, SAA, which was in...

Probably 4th Light Brigade, SAA, which was in camp at Potchefrstoom in mid to late 1940.

I'm not sure whether it became the later 4th Field Brigade or was absorbed into Transvaal Horse Artillery...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-07-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Jeffweil, Although this uniform is dated...

Hi Jeffweil,

Although this uniform is dated 1916 its use appears to be from a period after the Great War.

The upper colour patch is worn to denote the wearer's wartime unit, in this case the...
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