Posting today a set of Australian Instructional Corps (AIC) insignia.
These were worn by Warrant Officer trainers who were responsible for the training of the Militia Battalions and Regiments (Citizen Military Forces) from 1921 to 1942 and the Volunteer Defence Force (VDF) from 1942 to 1945 as well as the 2nd AIF post 1939.
The AIC ran qualification courses for militia and AIF officers and NCOs at specialist schools across the country.
Many of the instructors were commissioned as Officers or were employed as senior NCO's in these war time formations.
These enamelled insignia were worn from 1930 until 1942 until replaced with a more subdued style based upon the standard "Rising Sun" insignia.
The AIC reached its peak in 1942 with 234 quartermasters and 889 warrant officers so both types of these insignia can be quite hard to come by esp. at a reasonable price.
The corps was disbanded in 1955 as specialised schools were established to cater for the new Regular Army.
Will post some more Australian insignia at a later date if anyone is interested.
All the best