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Old 28-05-19, 05:51 AM
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Default ANZAC Company , Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps shoulder title - 1932 to 1935

Hi Guys,

Here's something not often seen. A shoulder title worn by members of the ANZAC Company of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps from 1932 to 1935. It comprised volunteers from Australia and New Zealand.

From gwulo.com:

"The Anzac Company was formed in 1932 and was designated No.3 (MG) Company, being the third machine gun company to be formed in the HKVDC. It lapsed in 1935, but continued to exist on paper and was soon revived, although no longer identified with Anzacs, and the HKVDC Year Book for 1936 gives a nominal roll for it. Suggestions were made that it should be named the Eurasian Company, and this is the name which subsequently became popular although it seems not to have received legal backing. On mobilisation in December, 1941 most of the members of this Company were from the Eurasian community."

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I've learnt something today Mick!

Thanks for posting this title.

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Nice title. What's their rarity?
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Nice title. What's their rarity?
Super rare! Less than 100 men served in that company plus that title only existed for a very short time.

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Super rare! Less than 100 men served in that company plus that title only existed for a very short time.

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I have only ever seen 4 of these including yours. I bought a pair 5 years ago along with hallmarked silver ANZAC Company collar badge made by Hong Kong jeweller. Unfortunately only the single collar. Was in estate lot along with normal brass hat badge
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I have only ever seen 4 of these including yours. I bought a pair 5 years ago along with hallmarked silver ANZAC Company collar badge made by Hong Kong jeweller. Unfortunately only the single collar. Was in estate lot along with normal brass hat badge
like this one?
never seen one before
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