Post your WW2 Australian Insignia.
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08-03-2013, 06:04 AM
Maybe an Artillery officers collar, as it has the 7 flame bomb, not the 9 flame bomb?
08-03-2013, 03:54 PM
08-03-2013, 11:29 PM
This looks like a 1950/1960s period badge.
08-04-2013, 09:34 AM
Thank you Jack, that's a nice group of colour patches you have there. WWII colour patches are something I have not got involved in myself (so much militaria ... so little time). Looks like the top row are AEME (Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) which if memory serves, are an offshoot of Ordinance? Also the Anti Aircraft Companies would be artillery related? Interesting to note that some of these historic colour patches are in use today, such as the Landing Ship Detachments CP. I have assembled a complete set of the current modern colour patches. Thank you for posting!
08-04-2013, 01:44 PM
Hello Oz, the AEME pieces were mixed in with other Engineer pieces. If it had the word engineer in its description it went into the engineer display. But as you mentioned not an RAE component.
The A.A. patch I have also seen described as RAE Searchlight Units.
When time allows I will start to post a grouping of mine which belonged to the Commander of the U.S. 9th Aviation Engineer Brigade. They landed on D-Day at Utah Beach. They built and maintained temporary and permanent air bases in the 9th U.S Air Force area of responsibilities. Will post this in a new thread of course
Last edited by Jack Kelly; 08-04-2013 at 06:09 PM.
08-06-2013, 01:44 AM
Cheers for the clarification re the collar gents.
The AA patch I think is for Static Searchlight units.
Nice items all.
08-06-2013, 11:14 AM
I think I actually have put together a "Full set" after my outing last Sunday when I scored yet another collar Rising Sun and a tunic button !
( But I have some reservations about the slight differences in the collar Rising Suns ~ I am sure you can clarify if there is a different application between the two or they simply an earlier and a later version. After all the site was a camp site for the same AIF Batts from 1942 - 1945 )
Which ever I am very proud my first set ~ with History ~!
The Hat badge~
The collar Badges
The Officer's Pips
The Shoulder badges
The Tunic buttons
08-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Awesome set you have found there! The difference in collar badges could be nothing more than manufacturers variations, although I am sure that a lot of WWI badges were re issued to the 2nd AIF too.
I have been swinging my Garrett 250 Ace detector for a couple of years but never yet found a rising sun although I did come close with an RAAF/RAF WO hat badge (Kings crown version).
08-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the info on the searchlight patch..the background color is purple "engineer" however it does look blue in the photo.
08-06-2013, 11:30 PM
Thanks for your thoughts Obique`
The intriguing part is that all them came from two camp sites and the Officer's pips were the closest and even they were some 2 metres apart~
One of the hard corp members of my preferred specific MD site has been sweeping fro years and never found a Rising Sun ~ or a dog tag despite working what locals in Brisbane call the Fun park and it was a huge WWII area in the SE ~
(BTW I have some six name tags and returned only one thus far though!)
In Insignia, Flags and regalia
In Insignia, Flags and regalia