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Old 30-09-22, 05:19 AM
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Default WW1 souvenir belt AIF with scarce 1AIR title

Latest find , WW1 german souvenir belt From an AIF soldier who was part of the 1st Infantry regiment 1AIR prior to WW1 hence the 1air title , he was WIA twice and returned back to Australia ,

All badges are in good order with a heavy dark patina .

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Old 30-09-22, 05:48 AM
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A superb piece of Australian military history (in a Pom's opinion!). I hope that it remains untouched. l
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Old 30-09-22, 05:51 AM
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A superb piece of Australian military history (in a Pom's opinion!). I hope that it remains untouched. l
Thanks for the kind words ! , it's an item I'll never part with
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Old 30-09-22, 06:54 AM
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What a superb item, wonderful piece of history.
May I have a close up of the Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge please? And the back as well if possible.
Many thanks for sharing this with us.

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Old 30-09-22, 07:03 AM
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What a superb item, wonderful piece of history.
May I have a close up of the Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge please? And the back as well if possible.
Many thanks for sharing this with us.

Cheers

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Old 30-09-22, 07:20 AM
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You're a star, thank you.
I'll compare it to my AY's later, see if it's a different pattern or not.
I love seeing badges like this, actually worn by serving soldiers in WW1.
Many thanks again

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Old 30-09-22, 11:01 AM
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I see slick mick posted his 1AIR assortment on here , but ive never seen another
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Old 30-09-22, 12:27 PM
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Nice looking belt, any idea why the buckle is the other way up to the badges.
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Old 30-09-22, 01:18 PM
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Nice to the see the Leinsters variant with the Welsh regiment plumes instead of the correct ones.
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Old 30-09-22, 01:30 PM
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Nice find

Is the Highland Light Infantry brass or tarnished white metal?

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Post 8 because he's Australian in the other side of the world
very nice items
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Nice looking belt, any idea why the buckle is the other way up to the badges.
it's a sign of disrespect showing logos / emblems upside-down so it was probably done to show the german buckle in a negative way
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Nice find

Is the Highland Light Infantry brass or tarnished white metal?

Rob
Heavily tarnished, Could quite well be white metal , has 2 lugs
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A question , any ideas of who this 3 badge belongs to ?

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Hi,

Numeral "3" was possibly for 3rd (Darling Downs) Light Horse or 3rd (Port Curtis) Infantry.

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