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Old 25-11-14, 12:42 AM
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always thought this badge was a sweethearts.
after visiting Cerberus museum im now confused? sweethearts or cape badge? and what period?
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Old 25-11-14, 11:11 AM
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always thought this badge was a sweethearts.
after visiting Cerberus museum im now confused? sweethearts or cape badge? and what period?
bc


R.A.N.N.S..............Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service..........established in 1942 (October) and, I suspect, were all women. I can't really imagine that many of their sweethearts would appreciate wearing a badge like that. I would opt for cape badge.

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Old 25-11-14, 11:14 AM
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Hi BC

I dont know the answer, but I am going to Cerberus this week with some guys from the Upwey Belgrave RSL Running Rabbits Military Museum where I volunteer. I have printed the post out and will take it with me and ask the question and will let you know.

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Old 26-11-14, 01:46 AM
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R.A.N.N.S..............Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service..........established in 1942 (October) and, I suspect, were all women. I can't really imagine that many of their sweethearts would appreciate wearing a badge like that. I would opt for cape badge.

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lolol thanks donny
yeah I guess not exactly a sweethearts but maybe a next of kin ie mother, sisters etc recognition type badge.
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Old 28-11-14, 11:46 AM
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Hi BC

I was at the Cerberus museum today, Friday. This turned out to be a good day. They had a passing out parade and l met Cpl Daniel Kerrigan VC who was in attendance and assisted with the presentations. We then went to the museum and were shown around by the curator, I showed her the print out and she confirmed that it was the Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service badge and was worn as shown. This was at the time of the WRANS when the females were not intergrated into the Navy.

We also got a few nice items for the military museum where I volunteer.

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Old 29-11-14, 12:12 AM
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thanks phil
your a good man. sounds like you had a good time down there.
did you get to look out the back? last time I was there I was invited out the back to the storage area. had free range to look through the boxes.
what items did you get for your museum? any pics?
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Old 29-11-14, 10:04 AM
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Hi BC

Have you heard the expression of being like a child in a lolly shop ?

Well that was me on Friday. Yes we got out the back and into the next building. We got 2 officers caps one with a QE 11 badge and the other with a KC badge. And the scoop was a WW1 sailors "soft top" flat top cap. LOTS of trade badges red on navy blue and about 20 navy on white. A selection of other cap badges PO & CPO and a bullion embroidered warrant Officers badge. A collection of various officers shoulder boards and a couple of tally bands, one for PNG. And theres more to come I hope.

l also was able to add "a few" badges to my own collection as well.

If you are down Melb way give me a PM and we can catch up and I can get you into the Running Rabbits museum in Upwey.

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Old 30-11-14, 02:42 AM
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thanks Phil
sounds like you had a great day.
I also came away with a box full of goodies. I traded a few items they didn't have. nothing overly rare but some nice stuff.
next time im in Melbourne and with time I will take you up on the offer.
so are you affiliated with a museum in Upwey?
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Old 30-11-14, 06:36 AM
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Hi BC

Yes I have been a volunteer at the Upwey-Belgrave RSL, Running Rabbits Military museum for about 2.5 yrs. We have a team of about 12 Vols and we meet every Thursday for a work day and open on Sundays from about 10 till 2pm, the bar and bistro are open so people can get lunch and a drink.

We get tour parties come through on both Thurs and Sund for lunch and a tour of the museum. We also get cub and scout groups at night and school groups during the day throught the year. We also liase with several other RSL's in and out of our area and with the Upper Yarra Museum at Yarra Junction to provide display material. Our WW1 German 7.92 Maxim machine gun is on loan to Box Hill RSL at the moment. We have a 2 way relationship with them and often go down for lunch to see their new displays.

We liase with a number of other RSL's and also belong to the local Heritage Network and go out and do displays at various events. We did one recently at a history week event at an Historic property at Wandin and I did a display at Mooroolbark for the unveiling and deication of a new war memorial.

Im also the Pres of the local historical soc and therefore I over lap on things like this as the people in other Hist soc, inc M'bark are friends.

We also liase with the local regional museum and have the girls in my phone, I just ring and hello its Phill and they just say hello, no need to explain who I am ! The museum will have an Xmas lunch on 18th Dec and girls from the Regional museum will come.

We are also applying for Museums Australia accreditation and we will have our final assessment in March 15 and its already a done deal. 2 of the boys were at a recent Museums Aus training course and they were showing photos of our museum as how to do it. Reckon thats pretty good. The girls from Museums Aust come out to see us a couple of times a year. We also deal with Dept of Defence who also visit us.

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All for now

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Phil.
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