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Old 15-07-20, 02:27 PM
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Default Wanted Aussie rising sun 1960's

Wanted Aussie rising sun cap badge from the 1960's

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Old 23-07-20, 04:43 PM
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Old 23-07-20, 05:43 PM
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A silly question but a Rising Sun is a common enough badge what makes a 1960,s different from others?
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Old 24-07-20, 07:57 AM
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The WW1 & 2 RS's have the name Australian Commonwealth Military Forces in 3 scroll panels. The WW1 ones come with Sliders and these are made in England, some are marked Tiptaft, they are in blackened brass, and brass. The slidered ones were issued to all / any troops and not just to light horse as alleged. I have a Tiptaft RS that belonged to a relative who was infantry, I have also seen a slidered RS on its hat and this was also worn by an infantryman. The remainder were fitted with 2 loops / lugs and this continued up until the pins with clutches were introduced, may be in the 1980's.

From 1948 the RS became Gilt and have the title Australian Military Forces with a KC. From 1953 they had a QC but remained Gilt and with the AMF title as above. This continued on through the Vietnam era. Also in the 1948 to 53 era there were White Metal Rising Suns with both KC & QC with the ACMF and AMF names that were worn by the Armoured Corps.. There was also a short lived gold Stay Bright RS with just Australia and a large star in the centre.

Maybe you would like to tell us which of these badges you actually want.

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Old 24-07-20, 09:33 AM
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Sorry duplicate post.
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Old 24-07-20, 10:05 AM
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hi mike
your after a queens crown AMF rising sun.
you want white metal or gilt?
i will see what i have
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Old 28-07-20, 05:54 PM
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The hat I am looking to pair up with the cap badge is a 1966 slouch hat, If I am correct the right badge is a QC with lugs (the hat has holes for the lugs). Would that era be bronze or white metal?
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Old 28-07-20, 07:39 PM
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Brass QC.

I wonder if these being difficult to obtain relates to their issue to all new recruits and the immediate instruction was to polish the detail off them.

Once the recruit had passed out and marched into his Regiment or Corps, these badges were replaced by his new badge and probably thrown away.

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Old 31-07-20, 02:24 PM
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Old 27-08-20, 10:06 PM
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Is this the correct cap badge for 1966
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Old 28-08-20, 12:23 AM
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The rising sun with the map of Australia was an unofficial private fantasy badge that was possibly made for army disposal stores to help sell surplus slouch hats. They are reasonably common. Wearing a genuine army badge (and therefore impersonating a soldier) is illegal. Collecting is OK, NOT wearing.
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Old 28-08-20, 12:29 AM
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I believe that's a tourist/souvenir type badge. Regards, Paul.
Ah- I see Kingsley has explained with better knowledge.
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Old 28-08-20, 04:09 AM
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Is this the correct cap badge for 1966
This is a badge that was commonly sold in Army Disposal stores in the 1980s/1990s.

Never worn within the Australian Army.

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"Collecting is OK, not wearing". Apologies if this statement implies in any way that Mike was intending to wear an Australian badge. I simply meant that army disposal stores had the fantasy badge struck so that anyone could legally wear a non-military rising sun badge on a slouch hat if they chose.
In 2017 my wife attended the centenary of the Beersheba charge in Israel and I made up repro WW1 slouch hats for her entire tour party with genuine (but obsolete) rising sun badges. I have a photo of her shaking hands with our Prime Minister, who did not demand their immediate arrest for their heinous crime.

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Would love to see the picture if you wouldn't mind sharing. I think your effort is very admirable!!!

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