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History of the Badges of the Australian Army (1903 to 1966)

This section draws heavily on research by Alfred N Festberg as presented in his book Australian Army Insignia 1903-1966. He concentrated only on units in the 1966 Order of Battle.

Pacific Islands Regiment (Australian Regular Army)

Approved July 1952, never manufactured Approved in 1954

Royal Queensland Regiment

Royal NSW Regiment

Approved 22 Feb 1962, issued August 1966 Approved 30 Oct 1962

Royal Victoria Regiment

Royal South Australian Regiment

Approved 3 April 1962 issued 1967 Approved 23 July 1963

Royal Western Australian Regiment

Royal Tasmania Regiment

Approved 16 Oct 1962

 Approved 25 March 1963

Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles

Approved Dec 1951, never manufactured Introduced in 1956

No 2 Commando Coy & 1RNSWR (Cdo)



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