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Old 13-01-20, 04:39 PM
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I have been told these are both badges worn by the New Zealand Artillery, period unknown,

Can anyone confirm please and suggest a good book on similar NZ cloth badges?

Thanks,

Jon
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Old 13-01-20, 04:48 PM
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I have been told these are both badges worn by the New Zealand Artillery, period unknown,

Can anyone confirm please and suggest a good book on similar NZ cloth badges?

Thanks,

Jon
"New Zealand Army Distinguishing Patches 1911-1991" by Malcolm Thomas and Cliff Lord, Part One, pub. 1995, is the recommended book to have. (Part Two covers Corps and Regimental Distinctions.)

Cliff is a member of this forum and will no doubt confirm your patches.

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Many thanks,

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The left one is a WW2 NZ (fisrt type) Artillery HQ patch, the right is a WW2 (fisrt type) Artillery 33rd Battery 7th Anti-Tank Regt patch.
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Thank you. Very helpful.

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The others have given you the correct information, but have scanned the relevant page for you. The two books are hard to find now as only 500 copies were printed.
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Do you think there would be sufficient interest leading to sales for a reprint of these reference books to be considered, Cliff?

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Bruce
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I have been told these are both badges worn by the New Zealand Artillery, period unknown,

Can anyone confirm please and suggest a good book on similar NZ cloth badges?

Thanks,

Jon
The STAR badge could also be HQ Divisional Ordnance.
This badge had the vertical seam whereas the Artillery HQ badges (5,6,7 Regts.) had a horizontal seam to divide the blue and red fields.
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The STAR badge could also be HQ Divisional Ordnance.
This badge had the vertical seam whereas the Artillery HQ badges (5,6,7 Regts.) had a horizontal seam to divide the blue and red fields.
Barry
In addition to Barry's comment, if worn by HQ Div Ord the Blue would have been worn with the colours arranged as per this example of a later ordnance patch .
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