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Old 19-09-11, 03:27 AM
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Forgive me if this has already been said but I think that this is NOT aa RAS (Returned from Active Service) badge.
I think that it is a Returned Soldiers Association (NSW) badge. they are of similar shape,material and size, but the centre has the large, pierced letters "RSA" in the centre.
From memory, the outer rim has "New South Wales". They can be both pin-back and with two loops and usually bear a number.
I have a heavily polished one which has had the name "S. Sutton" engraved on it.
Your "man" is an NSW enlistee so this sort of backs up my theory. I also suggest a pin-back version as there would be unlikely to be a place for a looped badge without putting holes in your nice uniform!
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