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Old 15-09-20, 02:38 AM
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I have decided to watch the series "ANZAC Girls" as I've already enjoyed it twice before. But it raised a question about the badges worn by the nurses.

The story states at the beginning that X number of Australian nurses and some New Zealand nurses went to serve in WWI in 1915. The New Zealand nurses joining with the Australian nurses because New Zealand was not in a position to send their own detachment of nurses yet.

My question is would the New Zealand nurses that went with the Australian nurses have worn the silver Rising Sun collar size badge at their throat as the Australian nurses did? If not, did they have another badge of New Zealand origin that they wore?

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New Zealand nurses during WW1 were issued the "New Zealand Army Nursing Service badge."
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Excellent, thank you!!! Yes, they show that in he series during one of he later episodes. I believe they show her wearing it on her tippet.

Assume then that the NZ nurses would not be wearing the silver RS collar badge?

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Excellent, thank you!!! Yes, they show that in he series during one of he later episodes. I believe they show her wearing it on her tippet.

Assume then that the NZ nurses would not be wearing the silver RS collar badge?

Terry
It is very unlikely that NZ Nurses would have worn any RS badges.

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New Zealand nurses during WW1 were issued the "New Zealand Army Nursing Service badge."
So how hard is it to find a good badge and how costly ??

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Old 29-09-20, 02:50 AM
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An excellent question Rob. I probably don't want to hear the answer!!! One can dream though!

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So how hard is it to find a good badge and how costly ??

Regards Rob
NZANS badges turn up every now and then, and usually sell between $65 to $100 NZd.

The early C.M.Bay made ones are hard to find and a bit more expensive.

The first "50" NZANS badges (Made by C.M.Bay and are numbered) are rare as rocking horse poo.
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NZANS badges turn up every now and then, and usually sell between $65 to $100 NZd.

The early C.M.Bay made ones are hard to find and a bit more expensive.

The first "50" NZANS badges (Made by C.M.Bay and are numbered) are rare as rocking horse poo.
Thanks for the info as i have a trio to a NZ nurse who served with the Australians ,the trio is Aussie issued and I have a NZ badge with it but thought the NZANS would be good to go with it ?


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More excellent information!!! Thank you all!

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Thanks for the info as i have a trio to a NZ nurse who served with the Australians ,the trio is Aussie issued and I have a NZ badge with it but thought the NZANS would be good to go with it ?


Cheers Rob
Just to make sure there is no misunderstandings.

A New Zealander who enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service would be entitled to wear the Australian issue badges, but would not be eligible to wear the NZANS badge.

The only way to be eligible to wear the NZANS badge is to have enlisted with the NZANS.

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