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Old 05-09-20, 07:29 PM
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I am trying to determine what size rising sun badge the Australian Women's Army Service wore on their hats in WW2 - standard hat or collar? I am assuming it would be a bronze one?

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Here's an example of a hat badge being worn.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C81414

The AWM has lots of good pics of AWAS uniforms and insignia being worn.

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I am trying to determine what size rising sun badge the Australian Women's Army Service wore on their hats in WW2 - standard hat or collar? I am assuming it would be a bronze one?

Thanks,

Terry
Collar size as in the photo, picture of one in my collection.
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Old 05-09-20, 10:51 PM
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Thank you gentlemen!

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Hi Terry

Just for the record, the large Rising Sun is only used on the slouch hat, the ladies "Slouch Hat" uses the smaller collar sized badge and this badge is used on collars and nurses throat badges in white metal or Silver.

There were also a very few large sized Rising Sun badges in Hall Marked Silver worn only by senior officers.

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Thanks Phil! Every bit helps!

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