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    I think people say its worn by Light Horse to justify selling these at higher prices on eBay!

    Infantry, Service Corps and Artillery also wore the slider version badge.


  2. #742


    Cheers Mick I had my doubts re this one.
    Cussoms stated Bi metal comstruction and the apperance was similar to the guide but when it landed here I had my doubts on originality.
    Purchased ex UK. Have you noticed the ever growing repo's on Ebay UK re Australian Militia era insignia ?
    Thanks for your call mate

  3. #743


    Yes mate - I've seen quite a few duds of 30-42 period badges coming out of the UK.

    They are easily detectable though - lugs tend to be either wrong shape of size on those.


  4. #744


    Interesting story re the pocket watch Sweep. Do you know the diggers name mate ?

    I assume based on "Steve's" last name the Digger's last name would be McNeilly ~ and again I can only assume he woudl have joined up at Griffith NSW or even Wagga,,

    Any more than that I don't know ~ but a very poignant story ~

    Another digger ( A neighbouring farmer ) ~ story I was told of ~ and the Kokoda track, after this Digger was asleep in his fox hole, he suddenly woke for some unknown reason ~ and he fired off several bursts from his Bren gun `

    In the morning, he found a dead Japanese solider face down, metres from his dug out, with knife still in hand ~

    Intriguing especially since both my partner , Merete and I truly believe in "Spirit' ~ supporting each of us ~ especially down to tapping us on the shoulder in moments of stress or need ~ In short don't ignore that sudden revelation ~ that tap on the shoulder or the hunch ~ - LOL

  5. #745


    Survival/self presevation are strong human urge's/instincts. Many a soldier over thousands of years has saved his own life or the lives of others by acting on them without hesitation. I bet there would be a ancient Greek story or similar relating to this phenomenon.
    The human mind is a powerful tool that we lack a full understanding of I feel.
    I will have a look and see if I can find out some info re McNeilly for you Sweep.
    Cheers mate
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  6. #746


    Hi Guys,

    Is anyone able to ID these colour patches?

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  7. #747


    Could the bottom one be possibly a Torres Strait associated unit ?

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  9. #749


    Here is a pair of Torres Strait badges, the vertical panel on the Light Inf badge is dark green. The first badge reminds me in color of a MG unit but shape is not right. jack

  10. #750


    The colours on my patch are black and red. The purple probably means its Royal Australian Engineers.


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