Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) awarded for service worthy of particular recognition. The Order Of Australia insignia feature the golden wattle flower as the central emblem. The wattle motif is also carried through the riband. An individual ball of wattle blossom has been developed into a simple convex gold disc featuring a rich texture of beads and radiating lines to accentuate the central circlet which represents the surrounding sea. The wattle flower and colours of gold, and where used, royal blue are taken from the Commonwealth Coat Of Arms. See below for more.
Expertly framed collection of current RAAC hat badges: Within the Corps the following is the accepted order of precedence of regiments: 1st Armoured Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers, 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry), 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment, 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers, B Squadron, 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment, A Squadron, 3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) and A Squadron, 10th Light Horse. The collection is professionally mounted in a black/silver wood moulding frame, utilising black suede mats.
These quality top-opening black velour (velvet) medal presentation hard boxes are ideal to replace original boxes lost or stolen, or just to make a presentation of an award a very special occasion. Each case has a black flat padded cushion for seating a court-mounted medal. The case has a white satin roof. Loose medals could also be placed in the inserts with loose riband lengths. These are hard board cases, and come in their own white card slip case.
The Western Australia Police Star: The WAPOL Star was established to recognise sworn personnel who are killed or seriously injured whilst carrying out their primary functions on or off duty. The Police Star acknowledges the unique and unpredictable dangers of policing in the community and the sacrifices police officers make serving the community of WA. Former and current serving members, or a family member of a deceased member, can apply. To be eligible, applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, and all applications will be assessed by a panel with final approval by the Commissioner of Police.
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.
The WA Emergency Services Diligent Service Medal. Inaugural presentations of the new WA Emergency Services Diligent Service Medal, introduced on 1 January 2005, were held in July and August 2005 for 335 employees, currently serving at that time. The Diligent Service Medal has also been extended to former employees.
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.
This is the military 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.
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!
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.
A more secure and safe clutch pin than the standard-issue butterfly brass pin fixings supplied with badges and ribbon bars. This pin is gilt/gold plated and more solidly engineered than the standard clutch. Sold in packs of three.
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 ...
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).
A regulation military-folded, and framed Australian national flag, complete in sealed shadow box with tasteful mouldings (wooden frame) and double mats, usually in cream, but with the colour of your choice, and a gold inner mat, showing 5mm of gold. Finished off with a gold digitally-printed plate, with service number, rank, full name, branch of service and applicable dates.The correct full-size flag is precision-folded in accordance with the official Australian pam (NOT a triangle as you see in American movies and TV shows), and sewn in, to prevent falling down within the box, then finished with a double top mat and glazed with high-quality float glass or acrylic (acrylic is UV-stabilised and preferred if the frame is to be shipped). Freight is generally between $35 and $65 on these items, depending on your location.
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.
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.