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Old 23-02-18, 07:59 AM
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Default Miniature colour patches what era ??

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can any give me an idea when these colour patches were worn ie WW1 period or post WW1 say in the CMF and was to show what unit you were with during WW1 and how hard are they to find with the small A ??

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Old 23-02-18, 12:15 PM
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The illustrated patch would have been worn any time from about 1920 to show service on Gallipoli with the 14th Battalion AIF. It would be placed above the full-size patch of the service person's current unit. They are uncommon with the small A, which could only be worn by Gallipoli veterans.
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Old 23-02-18, 08:35 PM
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The illustrated patch would have been worn any time from about 1920 to show service on Gallipoli with the 14th Battalion AIF. It would be placed above the full-size patch of the service person's current unit. They are uncommon with the small A, which could only be worn by Gallipoli veterans.
So at no stage were these worn above the large colour patch during the WW1 to indicate a previous unit?? Would any one have a photos or photos of this being worn post WW1 or if worn during WW1 ? Also thanks lettman for your reply mate

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Old 23-02-18, 10:49 PM
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Not during WW1 itself. I'll have a hunt around for a photo or two in my files. The large A could be worn directly on a soldier's current full-size patch from 1918.

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Old 23-02-18, 11:38 PM
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Not during WW1 itself. I'll have a hunt around for a photo or two in my files. The large A could be worn directly on a soldier's current full-size patch from 1918.
Thanks and yes I have a photo of a chap wearing 26th Battalion colour patches with miniature 25th Battalion colour patches sewn over the top of each patch it was allowed because the 2 unit were merged .
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Old 23-02-18, 11:48 PM
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Very unusual -- thanks for that one, Rob. Here's an Anzac veteran based at Loveday Internment Camp, South Australia during WW2. He wears a purple Line of Communications Engineers patch, above which is a miniature patch (possibly 10th Bn) with an A superimposed.
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