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Military Hat & Rank Badges of New Zealand Page 3


A cloth version of the NZ "Onward" badge




New Zealand Infantry Regiment


NZ Navy League (They organize Naval Cadets) 

Telecommunications supervisor badge (now obsolete), Signalman badge (now obsolete) and Communication Analyst badge RNZN

Possibly a WW1 NZEF Interpreter's badge from service in Egypt

Bugler (embroidered) 1895

Trumpeter from the Boer War period.

Originally the Auckland Mounted Rifles Band and later (Sept 1917) the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade Band (but with no change of name). Collars were smaller & identical design.
Farrier (horse shoe fitter) Saddler/harness maker Signaler

Dispatch rider (Don R)  Wheeler/carpenter Driver (1st Class)
WO Class 1 rank badge Assistant Instructor

 Sniper qualification badge 2002

NZ Red Cross Proficiency badge

WO1 badge of rank RNZIR

NZ Crown in Wreath RNZ Air Force 

Royal New Zealand Navy

1 of a set of cuff links


NZ WW1 National Reserve Defence Rifles Badge

YMCA New Zealand

NZ WW1 National Reserve Defence Rifles Lapel Badge. This is a semi-finished badge. It has not been enamelled or had the fitting put on the back.

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