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Old 23-09-17, 03:08 AM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Leonards Victoria, Australia
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Originally Posted by fairlie63 View Post

The wireless badge you show is actually the colour patch of the Australian Wireless Signal Squadron in Mespotomia. Is the jacket it is sewn to WW1?

There was a wireless badge of white worsted on khaki which appears to be based entirely on the RAN wireless telegraphist non-substantive badge. This was worn by the Aust WSS but was unauthorised as far as I know.

I think both badges would be extremely rare.

The crossed flags were worn by visual signallers and telephonists, the winged thunderbolt by wireless operators. They were entirely different skills/trades.

Yes Keith the tunic belongs to a mate of my dad and is all original and direct from the family ( I know it is always said ) but in this case yes . So that badge /patch was only worn by them ??

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