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Other badges, some official, some unofficial. all military related.

  • Unofficial patch sold in camping stores


The Caterpillar Club & the Flying Boot Club were jointly called "The Late Arrivals"

"Caterpillar Club" badge as worn by airmen who owed their life to the use of a parachute. Unofficial.

The "Flying Boot" badge as worn by airmen who bailed out over enemy territory and walked to freedom. Unofficial.

Above: Army Reserve lapel badge


<<< Left: CMF lapel badges circa 1960
Blackboy Hill was a famous Western Australian training area for the 1st and 2nd AIF. This is an unofficial badge from there.

On the left hand side the letter "B" has been snapped off.

The 93 Battalions of the AIR wore brass numerals on the front of their slouch hats. When WW1 started the AIF for a short time used brass numerals worn on the shoulder strap to indicate Battalion number, (this was BEFORE the introduction of the colour patch system). These are 3 examples.
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Chief of Army RSM of the Army Army Adventure Training Wing International Force East Timor-INTERFET Ground Liaison Group
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Para Training School Logistic Support Force Logistic Training Centre Recruit Training Centre HQ Special Ops
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The coveted Para wings now worn by 3RAR

Volunteer Air Observers Corps (VAOC) - red, white and blue enamel with a gold eagle.

Volunteer Defence Corps WW2

AFC Shoulder title over the curved Australia, both worn on the epaulette.

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ACC Lion
WW2 Chaplains badge

Photo Ian Shrallow

Army Cadet Corps General Staff emblem
Hat badge and collar dogs of a Christian Chaplain in the Army 2002

BCOF (Japan) Patch


Shoulder patch of the Jungle Training Unit "Battle Wing" at Tully in Nth Queensland Fob badge of the Citizens Military forces post WW2

CMF Lapel badge

Australian Army Service Corps

Australian Corps of Signals

General staff emblem in metal (KC)

RSM's Badge of Rank pre 1950

Bandsman's badge (KC)

  • ^^^ Winged Bullet badge of the Air Gunners of RFC, RNAS, AFC 
  • <<< 1935 Range-takers badge

Artillery badge, embroidered

Christian Chaplain

Australian Army Cadets

General Officer hat badge WW2

This Australian Field Force Command sticker is printed by Simplex Labels in Dandenong, Victoria. This sticker measures 12.5 x 12.5cm

  Car sticker circa 1984

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