British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum  

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Australian Military Insignia > Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches

 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 19-02-18, 06:30 AM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Leonards Victoria, Australia
Posts: 680
Default AFC photo what is on his top sleeve

Hi
what is the patch on his shoulder and is the AFC wings stitched down ??

Cheers
Attached Images
File Type: jpg s-l1600.jpg (36.9 KB, 66 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-02-18, 07:15 AM
BWEF's Avatar
BWEF BWEF is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,644
Default

Is he Canadian?
__________________
Orationem pulchram non habens, scribo ista linea in lingua Latina
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-02-18, 07:48 AM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Leonards Victoria, Australia
Posts: 680
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWEF View Post
Is he Canadian?
No mate Australian,member of the AFC (Australian Flying Corps) rising Sun collar tabs (dogs) its just I dont know what the patch is on his top sleeve.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-02-18, 09:54 AM
SAS1 SAS1 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,384
Default

Looks like some sort of tape or title on the eppaulette too, just below the first pip.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-02-18, 02:02 PM
Hawthorn's Avatar
Hawthorn Hawthorn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Surrey
Posts: 337
Default

If you look at the original Ebay listing for this photo and use the image zoom facility it looks like the tape on the shoulder strap has an embroidered word on it which could be 'Australia'.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photo-WW1-...p2047675.l2557
__________________
Second To None
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-02-18, 05:29 PM
fairlie63's Avatar
fairlie63 fairlie63 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Claremont, Tasmania
Posts: 979
Default

I'd say he is wearing the colour patch of the battalion of 4th Aust Division (probably 13 Aust Inf Bde) that he was serving in when he applied for the AFC. It might be a photo from the period after February 1917 when the circular patch was adopted by 12 and 13 Bdes, and the end of July 1917 when the AFC patch was introduced.

Keith
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-02-18, 08:28 PM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Leonards Victoria, Australia
Posts: 680
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fairlie63 View Post
I'd say he is wearing the colour patch of the battalion of 4th Aust Division (probably 13 Aust Inf Bde) that he was serving in when he applied for the AFC. It might be a photo from the period after February 1917 when the circular patch was adopted by 12 and 13 Bdes, and the end of July 1917 when the AFC patch was introduced.

Keith
Thanks Keith for your explanation , makes sense .

Cheers Rob
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 08:46 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.