British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Australian Military Insignia > The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF)

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-03-21, 06:23 PM
Lemataf's Avatar
Lemataf Lemataf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 112
Default Australia ww2 merchant navy badge

Hi there,

Here is a little display & tribute to the australian merchant sailors who served during ww2.

And a few interesting links I found, related to this little badge & ship:

Badge:

https://victoriancollections.net.au/...cdd1152c4502aa

https://www.navy.gov.au/customs-and-...service-badges

Wanganella:
https://www.navyhistory.org.au/austr...ospital-ships/

Cheers & Happy St Patrick,

JD
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 43C1A8F8-05E1-4F8F-8448-D642CEF116DB.jpg (60.2 KB, 35 views)
File Type: jpg 1D07F211-BB21-4DA7-84DF-F0B5901AF3A5.jpg (96.5 KB, 17 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-03-21, 11:01 PM
dumdum's Avatar
dumdum dumdum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 901
Default

My maternal grandmother used to take the Wanganella (leaving from the port of Onehunga) down the east coast of NZ to visit her parents in Taranaki.

She would get off in Wanganui and then tale the train up to Patea.

She was a really bad sailor and was seasick most of the voyage....

P.S. I have one of the WW1 Australian Merchant Service badges that I would like to identify but I think that the records are less than complete.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18-03-21, 12:05 PM
Lemataf's Avatar
Lemataf Lemataf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 112
Default

Hi Dumdum,

Thanks for sharing this piece of family history. As the topic Wanganella seems to interest you, below another interesting link on this ship:
http://ssmaritime.com/Wanganella.htm

Cheers,

JD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18-03-21, 03:22 PM
irish's Avatar
irish irish is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois USA
Posts: 1,989
Default

Thanks for the posting the links above. Interesting information on the torpedoed merchant seaman badge. Particularly for seaman who survived multiple sinkings.
There were a few of these that came on the market a few years back and should have tried to get one at that time.
Jack
__________________
"We must make our mistakes quickly"
Major General George Alan Vasey CB, CBE, DSO and Bar
New Guinea 1942

Last edited by irish; 18-03-21 at 06:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18-03-21, 03:39 PM
Lemataf's Avatar
Lemataf Lemataf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 112
Default

Hi Irish,

Yes, found this article quite interesting too, shedding some light on a topic & badge (torpedoed merchant seamen) I would probably have looked at doubting before & guessed as one possibly for an unknown navy torpedo branch qualification badge.

Cheers,

JD
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-03-21, 09:23 AM
dumdum's Avatar
dumdum dumdum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 901
Default

Hi JD

A pleasure to share this with you. I'll have a read and let you know!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.