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Brisbane Volunteer Rifles 1867 Queensland Rifles
Queensland Volunteer Rifles (1) Queensland Volunteer Rifles (2)

Queensland Volunteer Rifles (3)

Queensland Rifles (1)

Queensland Military Forces (4 star Southern Cross)

Queensland Mounted Infantry (1) 1860 (4 stars)

Queensland Mounted Infantry (1;variation) 1860 (4 stars) Note different crown shape and different shape of leaves. Note different shape of "stars".

Queensland Defence Force collar badge and Queensland Mounted Infantry shoulder title


Queensland Mounted Infantry (QMI) (2) 1860+ (5 stars)

Queensland Scottish Regiment (QSR) 1885 (QVC) & collar dogs (Imp Crown).

Queensland Scottish Regiment (QSR)  (helmet plate) 1885

Queensland Scottish Regiment (QSR)  (Glengarry badge) 1885

  • Queensland Military Forces with 5 star Southern Cross in the cross of St George, the St Andrew's Crown (Queen Victoria's reign) with the now common Cross Patté (commonly miscalled the Maltese Cross).

Queensland Engineers 1877

Queensland (Army) Medical Department

1st Queensland (Infantry) Regiment (formerly Brisbane Volunteer Rifles)

2nd Queensland (Infantry) Regiment

Queensland Defence Force (QDF) Above Collar Dogs   Below Belt buckle (QDF)
<<< Queensland Defence Force button circa 1900

Queensland Permanent Artillery button >>>

Some images from Military badges of the Australian Colonies 1800-1903 by Rick Grebert

ISBN 0 909458 22 7  Landers Publishing


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