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Post your WW2 Australian Insignia.

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Couple of collar sized Rising Suns on the service caps
    Nice caps Rene! You should send that OR's cap on the left my way

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ID:	505757Clair Stewart - Z Special Unit.

    Note the parawings worn on the sleeve, a different design to that used by Australian Parachute qualified.

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    Note the parawings worn on the sleeve, a different design to that used by Australian Parachute qualified.
    Exellent picture mate thanks for sharing!! Nice to see the mini 1st Armoured reg sigs patches being worn too.
    Although like I said earlier the unit didn't have special wings they are the 1st para battalion wings, sky blue thread on maroon backing. A good friend of mine wrote the book on Aussie SF insignia and has an extensive collection of these types of wings I will ask him If I am allowed to post some of his pictures up for reference.

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    For reference from the AWM


    Portrait of QX19782 Sergeant (Sgt) John Keith Barrie MM. Sgt Barrie served as a member of Z Special Unit, operating behind Japanese lines in Borneo in Operation Semut. He was parachuted into Sarawak on 25 March 1945 with a party to establish an intelligence network and guerilla force. He was awarded his Military Medal for courage and ability in action and civil administration. On 3 July 1945, with an officer, he engaged a Japanese launch, and although lightly armed, forced them to withdraw, enabling the SRO party to become well-established in the area. Note he is wearing paratroop wings on his breast, indicating he has taken part in an operational jump, otherwise they would appear on his sleeve.
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    Dave do you know the name of this officer?
    No sorry Luke I don't mate.
    Caption reads "Special Forces Officer c. 1945 with wings".
    White wings, scarlet backing. Worn by members of "Z" Special Force.
    Cussum's "Australian Army Badges. Cloth insignia of the Army in Australia 1860-1993". Page 67.

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    No sorry Luke I don't mate.
    Caption reads "Special Forces Officer c. 1945 with wings".
    White wings, scarlet backing. Worn by members of "Z" Special Force.
    Cussum's "Australian Army Badges. Cloth insignia of the Army in Australia 1860-1993". Page 67.
    I don't have that copy of Cossums... I sent you an email earlier did you get it?

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    Just got home and hit the camera whilst there was some light left Luke.
    I'll have a look before I start posting.
    Cheers mate

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    Going back to simple
    OR RAAF "cun*" cap badge

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    40th Militia Battalion "The Derwent Regiment" set.

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    The hat badge is quite large, almost like a sporran badge in size.
    I am a tad partial to these for obvious reasons

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    Nice mate!! I need to get a set of these they used to be one of the cheapest militia sets going, but now even these are getting dear

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