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Old 04-03-21, 08:24 PM
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Hi Australian collectors,
Two small collar badges are puzzling me.
When were they worn, and who by?
Thanks, John
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Old 05-03-21, 03:31 AM
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I think I have answered my question.
Worn during WW2 by Australian Engineers.
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Hello John,

These collar badges were worn in brass from 1930 until 1940 by other ranks of both the Militia artillery and the Permanent and Militia elements of the engineers. In December 1939 they were directed to be blackened and in early 1942 their wear was abolished entirely.

Between 1930 and 1933 this badge was also worn by other ranks of the artillery of the Permanent forces in brass.

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Weren't there two sizes of these badges?
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Hello John,

These collar badges were worn in brass from 1930 until 1940 by other ranks of both the Militia artillery and the Permanent and Militia elements of the engineers. In December 1939 they were directed to be blackened and in early 1942 their wear was abolished entirely.

Between 1930 and 1933 this badge was also worn by other ranks of the artillery of the Permanent forces in brass.

Keith
Hello Keith,
Thank you very much for the detailed information. Surely these must be the smallest collar badges ever.
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Weren't there two sizes of these badges?
Yes. I don't think there was any distinction between what was worn by RAA and RAE, might have just been a new die. G A Miller of Sydney was the supplier.

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