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Forum: Infantry and Special Forces Today, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
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 Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
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 Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
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: 74
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: 6
Views: 101
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: 6
Views: 101
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: 251
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: 340
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: 47
Views: 604
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: 47
Views: 604
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: 437
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: 194
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: 194
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: 171
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: 99
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: 190
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...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-07-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Drew, Posted in this thread. ...

Hi Drew,

Posted in this thread.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79276

Keith
Forum: General Topics 09-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By fairlie63
Wow. $119 now.

Wow. $119 now.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-07-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By fairlie63
Hi John, Not sure what British Commonwealth...

Hi John,

Not sure what British Commonwealth country yours might have belonged to but they were used in Australia from the mid 1920s up until the start of the Second World War to denote 2nd Class...
Forum: General Topics 06-07-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By fairlie63
Worn below the collar badge by officers of the...

Worn below the collar badge by officers of the Territorial Force (British Army), or possibly on the shoulder straps by other ranks of the Territorial Force above the unit designation.

Keith
Forum: Headdress 26-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By fairlie63
The manufacturer's marks would make an...

The manufacturer's marks would make an interesting collecting subject in themselves given the spread of the Empire in those days.

I wonder how fierce the competition was to provide outfitting,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 23-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Pete, Correct on both accounts, the first...

Hi Pete,

Correct on both accounts, the first badge is of 1st Independent Infantry Brigade Group, and the second is Western Command, the 'dying duck' in the words of those who wore it.

About the...
Forum: General Topics. 21-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By fairlie63
Still waiting for a small packet from US posted...

Still waiting for a small packet from US posted about 30 March. Just received one from UK posted 28 March.
Keith
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 21-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By fairlie63
Totally agree, been a few years now since I...

Totally agree, been a few years now since I purchased from them but quality of service shone.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By fairlie63
The E badge is an Australian Cadet Corps...

The E badge is an Australian Cadet Corps Efficiency badge, awarded for efficiency during the training year. It was worn two inches below the Australian Cadet Corps formation sign on both sleeves.
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