Simple Click Ordering for twelve (12) medals: A quick and easy way to order a multiple rack or set of precision, court mounted, reproduction medals with applicable bars (multiple awards or periods of service) or clasps (for various campaigns or areas of operations). Just select the number of medals you need, and list the necessary medals and bars/clasps and we'll get right on it!
The Australian Defence Force commendation badges are produced in three colours—gold, silver and bronze. These colours indicate the level of award which are as follows: gold—Chief of the Defence Force (CDF); silver—Commander Australian Theatre (COMAST), Commander Support Australia (COMSPTAS), Special Operations Commander Australia (SOCAUST); and bronze—Commander Northern Command (COMNORCOM) and the Commander Deployable Joint Force Headquarters (COMD DJFHQ).
The Australian Defence Medal: Sometimes called the ‘4 Year Medal,’ the ADM was struck in 2006 to recognise service with the defence forces of Australia, the eligibility criteria includes former ADF members who completed their initial enlistment period, or four years service, whichever is the lesser. The criteria also recognises National Servicemen and those who could not serve the four-year qualifying period because of the ADF’s workplace and enlistment policies of the time.
The ideal remembrance lapel symbol, in striking gold and enamels, this badge is appropriate for two commemorations, ANZAC Day (uniquely Australia and New Zealand) and Remembrance Day (all Commonwealth countries). In Australia, the sprig of Rosemary is associated with Anzac Day in Australia, while in New Zealand, the Poppy is the symbol for remembrance on all occasions. Worn correctly, the poppies have leaves that point to 11 o’clock. The badge measures 30mm high and 20mm wide. It’s affixed by a single clutch pin.
The OSM has been introduced to replace the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) and Australian Service Medal for future ADF operations. The OSM will be awarded to ADF members for service on operations recommended and approved as warranting recognition. Each declared operation will be recognised by the standard medal with a unique ribbon for each operation in the same way as the United Nations Medal is awarded.
Tony Easterby served as an infantry soldier with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment from 1964-1969. After a two year break from army service the author decided to re-enlist, in the services once again, and this time as a police officer with the RAAF in 1971. His move from the somewhat casual ‘baggy greens’ of the Army to the ‘blue suit’ of the air force inspired this book. The first part concerning the author’s army service was initially published in 2002 as a novel called ‘GREEN MULES GREEN GIANTS’ The new title of this book made little sense without the inclusion of the author’s time in greens, so it has been updated and included. This book then, is one man’s journey through two military services, army and air force, leaving out most of the harshness associated with military life to concentrate on some of the funnier and interesting times associated with his service life. An interesting life along with a certain fortunate life having survived a parachute malfunction, two mine fields, falling down an open well, wounded in Viet Nam, attacked by a knife wielding airman along with staring down the barrels of a shotgun and a fully loaded .22 Rifle. Both weapons used by the same crazy airman.
This is the civilian version of the OSB. Before the establishment of the Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) in May 2012, those who received the Australian Active Service Medal were also issued with the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB). Because the AOSM recognises all declared operational service, an Operational Service Badge (OSB) has been established to be issued on the first award of the AOSM.
The OSB has two versions – military and civilian, to be issued with the respective medal types.
The RASB will continue to be issued with the AASM for current warlike operations.
In contrast with the RASB, the OSB may also be issued to the next-of-kin of deceased members to complement the award of the OSM.
This badge is the highest-quality available, die-struck from one piece brass or copper, and plated. It is not cast from brittle pewter.
Fully custom created raised, recessed in full 3D gold-plated cufflinks with enamel infill. Made with its own unique die then stamped into brass and plated in quality gold. Small in size for understated effect, these quality RP cufflinks are a perfect addition to any mess kit, or business shirt. Sold in pairs.
The OSM has been introduced to replace the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) and Australian Service Medal for future ADF operations. The OSM will be awarded to ADF members for service on operations recommended and approved as warranting recognition. Each declared operation will be recognised by the standard medal with a unique ribbon for each operation in the same way as the United Nations Medal is awarded. For Defence civilians and other classes of civilian who are employed on ADF operations under the provisions of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, the OSM is in the form of the standard medal with a unique civilian service ribbon. Each operation will be denoted by a clasp to the medal. Accumulated service devices are not issued with the civilian variant of the OSM.
Solid custom-made wooden military desk name plate in a polished woodgrain finish, with your choice of plate colour; white, silver, gold or copper. The base is felt to protect the desk surface. May also be ordered with a digitally-printed crest with service number and name. These are very popular deskplates. Ideal posting gift.
High-quality, neoprene backed custom mouse mats, with vibrant colours, and they’ll keep your mouse dust-free and provide a great working surface. Decorate your desk at home or the office with your service details and regimental badge, perhaps your favourite photo, or even a less-than-subtle warning message for anyone who comes within cooee of your computer.
Colour Patch for Australia’s ‘home guard’ the VDC. A high-quality reproduction patch on a khaki iron-on background, with laser cut border to minimise fraying. High-count stitched embroidery on the circle and lettering, this is the patch won on the upper sleeve by members of the VDC in uniform. Historical colour patches are sold in pairs.
NEW design! Investiture Medal Presentation Hooks for easy attachment to shirts or jackets whilst having a medal hooked on during a presentation. Saves time (and effort) fiddling with brooches and pins during an investiture. The investiture hook is pinned on the garment, and at presentation, the medal is simply ‘hooked’ on the attachment with absolute ease. Made from die-struck brass, and finished in bright gold with a black ‘target spot’ lower hook. This new design is much kinder on clothing, and makes medal presentations a snap. See below for more …
Is the riband (often called medal ribbon length) on your medals looking faded and grimy? We can help! Riband lengths are available for most Australian and British Commonwealth medals, with the exception of some foreign medals, and some now out-of-date commemoratives (mostly those issued by associations and private companies who have ceased operating). Prices vary, and although this price will cover most medals, we must reserve the right to adjust prices – with prior notice to you – because of currency fluctuations and manufacturers' changing price structures. Please specify names of each medal riband required, and change quantity to numbers of lengths needed.
Australian and British Commonwealth standard-issue sidearm for the Boer War, World War I and II, and beyond, the Webley MkVI .455 calibre revolver. The MkI pistol was used from 1887 with various releases until 1963 with Commonwealth forces. Because of its imagery in World War I, the MkVI model has often been termed the 'Gallipoli Pistol.' The Webley is a top-break revolver with automatic extraction. That is, breaking the revolver open for reloading also operates the extractor. This removes the spent cartridges from the cylinder. The Webley Mk I service revolver was adopted in 1887. A later version, the Mk IV, rose to prominence during the Boer War of 1899–1902. However, the Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during the First World War, is perhaps the best-known model. Firing the large .455 Webley cartridge, Webley service revolvers are among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. Although the .455 calibre Webley is no longer in military service, the .38/200 Webley Mk IV variant is still in use as a police sidearm in a number of countries. See below for more …
Check these out! At last, the end of boring, traditional unit plaques! Full colour wall or desk plaques, digitally-printed on aluminium panels (0.6mm thick), mounted on a solid timber wall plaque using our digital dye-sublimation process; with three standard sizes; 175x125mm, 200x150mm, 250mm x 200mm and 300x250mm – and available in wood stain, blue, green or black (all colours in a high gloss piano finish). The dye sublimation digital printing process is a method of applying an image to special polymer-coated metals, ceramics and polyesters.
Koskin Soft-Feel Medal Wallet: If you’re looking for an elegant, high quality, secure, faux leather solution to storing or carrying your medals to and from parades and functions – then this, is it! Tastefully finished in black and fully-lined, this brilliant soft-feel, faux leather medal wallet is specially designed to hold a full rack of full size medals, in excess of the normal 160mm protocol width. Two secure fold-over flaps and a pre-punched security tab to hold your medals means your precious family heirlooms are held safely and securely. The final fold-over flap features a full-length velcro seal. There’s also a clear-windowed card holder, to record your details, or keep your association or organisation membership card. When folded for travel or pocket storage, the secured wallet measures approximately 200mm long x 120mm wide x 28mm deep (when in use). Ideal as an alternative to a presentation case, these wallets can also be folded into a display.
The complete set of seven, General Service (Rising Sun) Badges of the Australian Army, from the Boer War through to the present day issue. Plus! As an option, the unofficial but often worn Camel Corps badge of WW1! The collection comprises the 1902 first and second badges, the 1904 third iteration, Camel Corps badge (if ordered as a $18 option), 1949, 1956, 1969 and 1991 badges; all perfect full-size exact metal replicas to parade standard, mounted in a craftsman-built frame with Australia’s Coat of Arms and badges descriptions. The frame is black and gold, with double-matted cream over gold and a green backing. Pack and post on this item needs to be confirmed, but is generally between $45 and $70 including fuel levies (sorry no, frames do not qualify for free shipping).
This is not an ‘off the shelf’ bunch of poor Chinese copies thrown into a mass-produced rubbish frame bought at a $2 shop – it is a custom-designed, made-to-order, hand-crafted framed collection of exquisite reproduction badges. A real quality highlight for your club or sub-branch foyer wall, mess, school, or hall or a magic addition to your office, study or den.
Please note: The bottom gold plate can be custom-made to include rank, name and service details for end-of-posting functions or as awards.
Badge of the WW1 Australian Camel Corps. Australian and New Zealand mounted units were crucial to the success of the Sinai and early phases of the Palestine campaign. They undertook lengthy and often hazardous reconnaissance patrols. When called on to fight, the speed with which the Light Horse and Camel Corps could be deployed across arid country gave the allied forces a strong tactical advantage against the numerically superior Turkish forces. The companies were reorganised into four battalions, each of four companies. The 1st Battalion and 3rd Battalion were Australian. The 2nd Battalion was British. The 4th Battalion was formed of Australians and New Zealanders. The Corps was also augmented by a mountain artillery unit raised in Hong Kong and Singapore. It also had its own machine gunners, and veterinary personnel.
Written by 4 RAR digger Tony Easterby, this book (short, sharp and shiny), is perfect for a quick read, a diversion for an hour or two or perfect as a travel companion as it only takes about one or two hours to read. The book is the author’s experiences in service life over 5 years, from Malaysia and Borneo to Viet Nam. It’s such an entertaining work that it can be read and enjoyed by both men and women, all finding it amusing and entertaining. As Easterby tells us in his introduction, it has been taken from his notes written during his time away, mostly only the light-hearted memories and anecdotes; not too serious, and not too graphic. Easterby’s style is well written, descriptive, almost painting pictures in your mind; so that you can feel you were there. The only thing you can’t do is smell the smells, but with his style; it’s almost possible. There are the humorous sides of his ‘adventures,’ such as when he fell into a well when dropped into a paddy field in Borneo – albeit at his expense. His proving the old theory that one or two pips can’t be trusted in the bush; and from what we’ve heard of fighting with the Americans, we can just imagine the racket of them talking, shining torches and moving a tank during a night exercise! He was severely injured during a recon in Viet Nam, and had to be discharged from the army. Even then, his book makes light of the horrendous injuries he sustained. Later on his return home, he joined the RAAF and served with them for 15 years. A good read.
Medals, whether originals or replicas deserve to be mounted with military precision. Frankly the old Australian adage of ‘near enough is good enough’ has no place here; ‘near enough is just not good enough.’ We can accurately mount your medals (all medals on the site here have a mounting option included in each description) by skilled Australian craftspeople with a service background, in either swing or court (sometimes called Royal) mount style (which is demanded by the ADF and most other agencies, and preferred by most veterans). And we guarantee your mounting and ribands for life!
Defence Force Service Medal: The DFSM was issued to Regular officers and all other ranks. Qualifying service is an aggregate of 15 years (need not be continuous). Clasps are awarded for successive 5 years’ service. Ribbons are blue and gold, and all medals are struck in cupro-nickel. First issued Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 13 Mar 84 to RAAF. This medal ceased to be awarded 1998 when it was replaced by the Defence Long Service Medal (DLSM) in the Australian system of honours and awards. This highest-quality die-stuck reproduction is an excellent piece and unlike replicas on the market which are bright nickel, this satin finish replicates the original.