A friend and fellow Detectorists ( also Site member) ~ made an inquiry to the Military Officer's Army training~ Museum in Canberra regarding My Instructional Corp Rising Sun.
One more endorsement
A nice find
The Australian Instructional Corps is one of those lesser known army functions that provided training to the CMF (I think it officially ceased to exist in the mid-'50s).
I have an enamelled variant of the 'collar dog' at home which was worn by officers (which was an additional way of denoting rank and was common for other corps badges during the period as well) and a couple of bronzed 'collar dogs' distinguishing other ranks.
Whilst not as common as the standard General Service badge found in specialist stores (antiques/collectables/coin stores), they do come up for sale on occasion and is a nice addition to any worthy Rising Sun collection.
Curator - Australian Army Museum of Officer Training - RMC Duntroon
Australian Army History Unit
Tel: 02 6265 9733
Fax: 02 6265 9052
Mob: 0421 287 414
"History never looks like history when you are living through it" - James W. Gardner
( I would have liked to have posted my Xmas Eve find of the Cameronian Scottish Rifles badge ~ but obviously it is NOT Australian badge ~ albeit an assumed badge trade with a an Australian Digger somewhere in WWII ~
I will say ~ that the last six months for me, with the number of rare and spectacular finds including badges ~ if I retired tomorrow I would be a very happy detectorist indeed ! )