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Old 20-01-20, 10:17 AM
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Default Can any one tell what these 2 badges are?

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just wondering if some kind soul could tell a bit about these 2 Badges please .

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Old 20-01-20, 11:03 AM
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Rob,

They are arm badges of a style used only in Australia.

The L in wreath is a Gun Layer, RAA

The Star over G in wreath is a 2nd Prize Individual Gunnery prize badge, RAA.

Both fairly modern.

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Old 20-01-20, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for your help
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Rob,

The layer's badge was worn in metal from 1925-1941. Copper oxidised badges were produced in 1927 and worn until about 1931, reappearing in 1940-41.

The 2nd Prize Gunnery badge was worn in metal from 1926, with copper oxidised badges being worn 1926-31, and again 1940-41. Somebody has added a gilding metal star on a CO badge, it wouldn't have been worn like this.

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Old 20-01-20, 08:01 PM
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Thanks Keith for your input , so what is the star for ? anything to do with badges ?
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What Keith is saying is that the star is of the wrong metal, it should match the badge below.

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What Keith is saying is that the star is of the wrong metal, it should match the badge below.

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Thanks Simon any idea what the Star is for ?

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Yes, it denotes 2nd Class.

1st = Crown
3rd - no addition.

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