Unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services 

 Search  &  Help Recruits Military History Hall of Heroes Indigenous Slouch hat + ARMY Today Uniforms Badges

 Colours & Flags Weapons Food Equipment Assorted Medals Armour Navy Air Power 

Nurses - Medical Tributes Poetry - Music Posters & Signs Leaders The Enemy Humour Links Killing Anzac

Click to escape. Subject to Crown Copyright
Category: Badges

Click to go up one level

Cloth Badges of the Colonial Armies, Australian Army & some others

As can be seen from this image of a Corporal in the Victorian Colonial Forces cloth badges have been worn on uniform sleeves as long as there have been uniforms.

Most of course are badges of rank. Many were not. Most were official, some were not but were tolerated.

Some were supplied at public expense, others had to be purchased by the individual or by Regimental Funds.

I attempt to cover the full range here.

Click to open sub category.

Sub category Index

If you are able to supply a colour image of any of the badges displayed in B&W, please
Some images in the category are from Australian Army Badges: Cloth insignia of the Army in Australia 1860-1993 by J K Cossum ISBN 0 949530 14 X

Click to open sub category.

Statistics : Over 35 million page visitors since  11 Nov 2002  



 Search   Help     Guestbook   Get Updates   Last Post    The Ode      FAQ     Digger Forum

Click for news

Digger History:  an unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Forces