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    Oz

    I did a search and seems Digger History web site has the same badge listed as ~ Unknown !!



    I will endeavour to get in touch with Chris Goddard Assistant Curator

    Military Heraldry & Technology at the AWM ~

    I have conversed with him previously ~

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    Oz is correct, The S within a wreath is an Australian WW2 trade badge for a "Battery Surveyor" Royal Australian Artillery. I am pretty sure I posted one way back in the thread.

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    Here it is again
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    Cheers mate ~

    So it is in fact a "Battery Surveyor's" badge ~

    Take that as read.. ~

    Was it worn on a Beret or on the sleeve ?

    IS it a rare item ?

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    Almost always worn on the right sleeve above your NCO rank.

    Although a different badge, here is an example of what I mean.
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    No not a particularly rare badge, but not as common as the 1000's of marksman badges you see on ebay every week!

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    Here are a couple more Artillery badges, (L) is for "Gun Layer" and (R) is for "Range Taker"
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    Cheers again ~

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    Guess I should update my latest find ~ well about month ago ~ very nice find ~

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    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

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    G'day Paul,



    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.



    Regards



    Steve



    S.C. MEDFORTH

    WO2

    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
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    ( 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 ! )

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