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Victorian Colonial and pre WW1 Units Page 2

 Victorian Volunteer Cadet Corps Senior Cadet Officer's helmet plate Victorian Volunteer Cadet Corps Helmet plate 


Victorian Volunteer Cadet Corps Hat/cap badge Victorian Cadet Force Hat/cap badge

Victorian Boys Naval Brigade Victorian Naval Dockyard Police 1870+

Victorian Torpedo Corps Victorian Permanent Artillery Busby plume holder
White metal badge of the Victorian Local Forces for wear on a leather pouch or shoulder belt. 

The badge is formed by the ornate cypher 'V F' encircled by a band which contains the words 'AUT PACE AUT BELLO VICTORIA'. 

Rays emerging from behind the band give the badge a diamond shape. On the reverse are four brazed-on threaded brass posts, three of which have brass washers and square nuts.

This style of badge was worn on the shoulder belt by members of the Victorian Forces from the mid 1870s. 

They may also have been worn as a pouch belt badge by senior NCOs. AWM text

Victorian Permanent Artillery Helmet plate 1878 Victorian Permanent Artillery Helmet badge

Originally Railway Engineers  &  1 company of Transport; later (1903-1904) the Victorian Railways Infantry

Victorian Militia Artillery post 1884 Victorian Railways Volunteer Regiment 1900-1903
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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