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Post your WW2 Australian Insignia.

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    Some more infantry badges - 1930s/early 1940s.



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    Mick

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    As always ~ very nice ~ but this must be such an addictive and almost never ending hobby ?

    Anyone got any thing from the Aust 2/33 Batt ?

    This is the current camp site I have been working ~ and where I found the 'immaculate" Type 32 Mills hand grenade ~

    Anticipating the Army turning up this morning so I can show them where the grenade is ~ Oh bugger ~ the GPS reading did register on this one ~

    Maybe I can convince them to disarm it ad hand it over ~

    NOT holding my breath on that one ~ LOL

    Thanks for sharing all this gear blokes ~ Just great stuff ~


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    'Deeds Not Words'

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    Quote by slickmick View Post
    39th Battalion (Hawthorn-Kew Regiment) hat, cap and collar badges - circa 1930s.

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    Mick
    Thanks Mick. Thats what I was chasing mate an image of 39th insignia variations. The image of the collar on the bottom left appears voided/semi voided would that be correct?

    Cheers mate

    Dave

  5. #555

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    Yes mate - the cap badge is partially voided.

    Mick

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    'Deeds Not Words'
    "Deeds not Words"
    How poinent was this motto in relation to the 39th in 1942.
    I admire what Honner said in relation to these blokes,
    'Brigadier wants you to know…your gallantry, your courage, your fortitude are an inspiration.
    And I want you to know that you are some of the finest soldiers that I have ever seen.
    You have seen things in this place that no man should witness.
    Some of these things you must forget. But history will remember you, and in the years to come others will wish that they had your conviction."
    But history will remember you and in the years to come others will wish that they had your conviction, How true are those words hey.

    Cheers fellas.

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    Quote by slickmick View Post
    Yes mate - the cap badge is partially voided.

    Mick
    Thanks Mick good on ya mate.

  7. #557

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    Beautiful badges. thanks for the photos

    Best
    Jack

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    Here are two pieces of cloth insignia. The first patch I have Id'd as the 1st Army Tank Bn, The second is the 5th Independant Cavalry Squadron. Thanks for looking, please make corrections to my Id's if needed. Best Jack




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    The double diamond patch is for the 2/5th Commando Squadron (assuming its a black patch - looks black to me).

    The 2/5th Commando Squadron was one of twelve independent companies and or commando squadrons of the Australian Army formed for service during World War II. Initially formed in 1942 as the 2/5th Independent Company, the 2/5th served in New Guinea, taking part in a major commando raid on Salamaua in June 1942. It was later withdrawn from New Guinea and reformed as the 2/5th Cavalry (Commando) Squadron, as part of the 2/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment which saw service in Borneo in 1945. It was disbanded in early 1946.

    Mick

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    Yes it is black, it just looks dark blue in the picture.

    Thanks for the information on this unit.

    Best
    Jack

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