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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.

The Queensland University Regiment

 Approved in 1949, never manufactured  Introduced 1955

 Sydney University Regiment

 Sydney University Scouts 1903-1910. (SUS in Latin means Boar hence the Boar's Head badge). Sydney University Company 1910-1918

Sydney University Scouts 1921

Sydney University Regiment from 1930. Brass or black japanned copper


<< Worn from 1930 onwards.  

Brass or black japanned copper

 University of New South Wales Regiment


 From 1960 (with swords)

From 31 August 1966

 Melbourne University Regiment

1910-1930 (During 1914/18 war a 'Winged Angel" only was worn). Introduced 1930
1948-1955 Authorised with St Edward's Crown in 1955

 Monash University Regiment

Adelaide University Regiment

Only ever with St Edward's Crown

From 1949 with Tudor Crown, with St Edward's Crown post 1955

Western Australian University Regiment

Approved in 1950 but never manufactured Approved in 1955

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