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Old 28-08-22, 04:43 PM
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Hi there, hope this is the right place to ask this? I've recently acquired a Special Operations Command patch, which features a wyvern of exactly the same design as that used by the Wessex Division/Brigade/Regiment. My question is. what relevance does the wyvern have, why the wyvern, which has a significant ancient historical relevance to the counties of south western England but surely not Australia? and why a wyvern, when in most western special forces forces either a sword or fighting knife is used for a unit or command insignia? Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi Tony

Found this on their page (scroll to the bottom of page 4), although it only says what it represents, not why they adopted it:

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/defaul...cessible_0.pdf

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Cheers Graham, that's great! interesting they quote it as being a "Welsh" dragon, which as a proud man of Wessex I can state it most certainly isn't! interesting they added a sharks tail too! But I suppose I'm really quite chuffed that they chose the badge of one of the best infantry regiments as their emblem!

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