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Post your WW2 Australian Insignia.

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    Quote by AIF View Post
    I was always under the impression tht the non enamelled AIC badges were worn by OR's Sgt and below.
    I always thought it was a ease of war time production inspired change post 1942 but you may be right on that Luke. Worth some looking in to.
    Maybe this thread could also be a good place to pose any questions relating to the history and use of WW2 Australian insignia. We may all learn something new or clear something up.
    I have one... Was the rank of 2nd Lieutenant dropped by the Australian Army (AIF and Militia) early in WW2 and later reinstated in the 1950's.?
    Cheers all
    Last edited by Thanatos; 04-22-2013 at 10:38 AM. Reason: grammar correction

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    and dave here is a sneak peak of some of my patches... It's actually my old facebook cover picture
    You little ripper

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    And Dave here is a sneak peak of some of my patches... It's actually my old facebook cover picture
    mate, I don't know which Dave you are referring to but this one has nothing like that!

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    This one either

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    And Dave here is a sneak peak of some of my patches... It's actually my old facebook cover picture
    REALY, WOW!!! these are all genuine yes?

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    believe it or not i only just saved his uniform from being thrown out when my parents shifted house. I would have been devastated if it was lost
    Good stuff Mick
    I think you saved an important part of your families heritage mate. Something to be treasured and passed on to the grand kids.
    Lest we forget.

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    Militia corps & unit badges weren't worn post 1942 as everyone wore the General service badge and colour patches were used to distinguish the units. I will have a look at Cossums in a sec and see what it says about the non enamelled AIC badges.

    As for the 2nd Lt rank I don't think it was actually dropped I think It was more of a case of It just never existed within the AIF but It was still used by the militia. Although I have seen a couple of AIF tunics with this rank, my only explanation is that If a 2nd Lt was serving within the Militia and transfered to AIF they would keep the rank until promoted.

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    REALY, WOW!!! these are all genuine yes?
    Yep sure are!! When i collected these they used to be around $2 each and $10 or so for the good stuff... Now since the invention of ebay and the WWW the price has gone up 10 fold.

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    The 2/48th has always been a hard unit to collect to because of Diver Derrick. I think we have already talked about this a couple of years back 2 of my great uncles were in the 2/48th. I'd really like to get a hold of their early patch too.
    Ditto, iv never seen an early patch for sale, a lot rarer for sure. thats right I remember the conversation about your great uncles now

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    Yep sure are!! When i collected these they used to be around $2 each and $10 or so for the good stuff... Now since the invention of ebay and the WWW the price has gone up 10 fold.
    I obviously missed the boat on these!
    it would be a privilege to see your lot posted, but don't break your balls! hey!

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