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Old 08-01-21, 01:39 AM
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Default Another unofficial Australian badge

You might not be be aware that this badge exists. It is cropped from a photo labelled 'Australian School of Musketry Randwick 1918'.
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Old 08-01-21, 02:45 AM
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It looks like a Marksman skill at arms badge. Never seen it worn on a hat however.

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Old 08-01-21, 02:55 AM
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This is the British Army’s School of Musketry badge worn before and during the Great War.

They sell for £45-60, not hugely scarce badges.
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as Luke says, British Army’s School of Musketry badge.
is the wearer Australian? or is he a Brit instructor?
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Old 08-01-21, 05:49 AM
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Good question, impossible to answer. I don't think we needed a Brit to teach us how to shoot. Perhaps someone can find the link to the original online photo which may be on the AWM website. Other instructors in the group, undoubtedly Aussies, are also wearing the badge on their caps. It might be the standard British crowned badge but I suspect that it was made up from the normal sleeve skill at arms badge and a major's rank badge.
No doubt here are other photos of Australians wearing distinctively British badges like MG Corps or Camel Corps. All I have is an unofficial leather Australian Pioneers colour patch with a superimposed British crossed pick and shovel collar badge.
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Old 08-01-21, 09:53 PM
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Yes, that photo is cropped from one of my photographs and appears in a previous thread on the subject -

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...286#post511286

It was being worn by a number of members of an instructional team from School of Musketry who were running a course in Tasmania in 1918. It is a common badge in photographs of members of this School.

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