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Old 15-08-21, 08:26 PM
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Default Various Colour Patches for Identification

I recently purchased the pictured Australian formation signs, hoping they would be representative of Second World War badges, but without a clue as to identification. Subsequent internet research has suggested the following tentative units:

1. Royal Australian Artillery 4th Australian Division AIF
2. Australian Army Ordnance Corps Non-Field Units
3. New Guinea L of C Area HQ
4. HQ 24th Australian Infantry Brigade
5. Corps of Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (Field Units
6. Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Units RAE
7. 2/6th Australian Infantry Battalion
8. Royal Australian Artillery HQ 9th Australian Division
9. New South Wales L of C Area

I’m hoping that a member here will kindly confirm or amend those identifications, and advise me if the badges are oriented incorrectly.
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1. Going by the type of cloth it is probably the first pattern RAA 9th Aust Division 1940-42. Worn with the colour break diagonally, some units worn it blue to the front, others red to the front.
2. Correct, AIF personnel, 1942-45.
3. HQ Victoria Line of Communication Area, AIF personnel, 1942-45.
4. First pattern HQ 24th Aust Infantry Brigade, 1940-42.
5. Correct, AIF personnel, 1942-45.
6. Static searchlight batteries and troops RAA 1943-45, AIF personnel. If worn upright as a vertical rectangle, it would be mobile searchlight batteries RAA.
7. Correct 1939-46. Also AIF personnel, 6th Aust Infantry Battalion 1942-44.
8. Correct, 1942-46.
7. Supply units, Australian Army Service Corps, New South Wales Line of Communications Area 1942-45, CMF personnel.

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Old 16-08-21, 05:03 AM
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Keith,

Thank you very much for providing this information so quickly! I have updated my records and displays accordingly.
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