One of a series of brilliant high quality pencil sketched prints on heavy art paper of Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy ships and boats plus other military subjects by renowned artist Darryl White. Pictured is DDG 41 HMAS Brisbane. The Brisbane was one of three Charles F Adams class guided missile destroyers. Displacement 4526 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 437' (oa) x 47' x 15' (Max). Armament 2 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), Tartar SAM (1x1 Mk 13) ASROC ASW (1x8), 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3). Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 333-350. The ship was laid down by Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City Mich on February 15 1965 and launched May 5 1966. She was commissioned December 16 1967 and decommissioned October 19 2001 and recently sunk off
Queensland's Sunshine Coast, in the Coral Sea for use as a recreational dive site.
Reproductions of the original felt UCPs (Unit Colour Patches) used by the AIF in World War 1 and AIF and CMF in World War 11 - correct in every detail - worn with one on each upper arm, and in WW2, usually one on the pugaree of Hat, KFF. These patches are reproductions of the original design, hand-made to the original Australian Army specifications and supplied in pairs. An ideal accompaniment to Family Honour Boards, framed medal collections or tributes to family or unit members who have served during campaigns of both World Wars. The ANZAC "A" device seen on some WW1 patches, is restricted to the units serving on Gallipoli and - doubles the price of each patch.
Australian medal ribbons wall chart, featuring all Australian and UN campaign ribands in order of precedence (wearing). Precision printed in full colour on gloss art paper, these charts are suitable for framing or board mounting (even affixed with your favourite blue tack). Make sure you click on the 'Click to enlarge' tag or on the image to see the big picture - 168 Australian medal ribands in the current Order of Precedence as promulgated by the Governor General's Honours and Awards Secretariat. These charts will look great in your office, den, study, mess, ESO meeting room, or anywhere you'd like to display the full range of Australian medal entitlements in full process colour. Approximately 40cm x 60cm and may be laminated for longer life. The official Order of Precedence published by the Governor-general is fully displayed in riband form, and this edition includes the ACM, ADM, ICM and PJM, plus the AGSMK and TLSM. Measures 590mm x 450mm.
The WWII Female Relatives' badge: Awarded to spouses and mothers with husbands and/or dependants in the war effort, 1939-1945. The silver badge features a central map of Australia surrounded by the words "To The Women of Australia." One gold Federation Star was awarded for each person enlisted. Silver-plated badge with secure brooch fitting and gold federation stars. Please note that stars are supplied loose, and may be easily affixed by cyanoacrylate (superglue).
Precision computer engraving services on medal rims or reverse sides supplied for re-mounting, or medals that need to be engraved after being supplied un-named. Standard issue nomenclature since 1939 in Australia is service number, followed by initals and surname. Please Note: Rank and unit were only used on official medals until 1919. Due to size limitations (and standard naming protocol) miniature medals are not engraved.
The World War 1 Memorial Plaque: This excellently-crafted, exquisitely finished full-sized piece is an exact reproduction of the original plaque that was cast in bronze and given to the next-of-kin of fallen soldiers at the time of distribution of the memento. Colloquially referred to as a 'dead man's penny,' the issue to the family was of those who had been KIA (killed in action), or whose death had been attributable in any way to the Great War, 1914-1918. The gift from the King was was intended as a solace for bereavement suffered and as a memento of the ultimate sacrifice for King and country. The full size plaque is 121mm in diameter - an excellent, high-quality reproduction and quite heavy. This piece is an excellent copy with quite fine detail exactly as the original casting but with a blank name panel for engraving. Please note, because of the weight, pack'n'post is extra on this item and will be shipped at Express Platinum rates. Be wary of poorly-cast, smaller copies available.
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.
The United Nations hat or beret badge, worn by peacekeepers world-wide on their powder blue berets. Gold badge, with white enamel infill. An exact replica, with a vertical brooch pin that keeps the badge centered and secured.