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Old 08-08-16, 05:47 PM
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Default Australian Colour Patches, WW1 & WW2. Onlly some...

For those who will be noticing a dearth of Australian colour patches,either WW1 and WW2, those shown are the only ones found that are catalogued AND the IWM......Many more were catalogued back in the days but NOT hopefully the people photographying these patches didn't put them upside down.....or I. D. them incorrectly.....
(My rant...At the end of WW1 & WW2,the IWM could have hired at least a dozens handicapped veterans and put them to work cataloguing all the Australian patches...)

© IWM (INS 5678)
Australian, 2nd Division Field Companies, Engineers (4,5,6,7,8 Coys).

© IWM (INS 5677)
Australian, Q. 7th Brigade

© IWM (INS 5673)
Australian, 3rd Battalion,

© IWM (INS 5676)
Australian, 18th Battalion

© IWM (INS 5679)
Australian, H/Q. 1st Brigade

© IWM (INS 5680)
Australian, 12th Battalion

© IWM (INS 5671)
Australian, 16th Battalion

© IWM (INS 5672)
Australian, 10th Battalion

© IWM (INS 5674)
Australian, 24th Battalion

© IWM (INS 5675)
Australian, 20th Battalion

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UNI 847
Second Australian Imperial Force,2/20th Infantry Battalion.
Raised in July 1940, the 2/20th Infantry Battalion (Second AIF) were initially recruited from New South Wales, and were part of 22nd Infantry Brigade, 8th Division. The battalion wore this type of coloured patch from the time of their formation but was changed in October 1940. 2/20th Inf Bn were captured at Singapore in February 1942.

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