Royal Australian Air Force hat/cap badge. King's Crown version worn between the establishment of the air force in 1921 through to 1953 including the second world war years. An antique brass perfect reproduction. The badge measures approximately 50mm high x 45mm wide is secured by two posts and clutch pins.
Infantry Combat Badge: The ICB is in the form of a vertically mounted Australian Army SLR (7.62mm self-loading rifle) bayonet surrounded by an oval shaped laurel wreath. It is approximately 28 mm wide and fixed to the uniform by means of pins and clutch grips. Conditions of Award: The Infantry Combat Badge or ICB, may only be awarded to a serving member of the Australian Army who has given, either continuous or aggregate, 90 days satisfactory service as an infantryman in operations. Service as an infantryman means service as a member of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps in an infantry posting in an Australian Infantry Battalion, Independent Rifle Company, Commando Company, Special Air Service Regiment, or other such Australian unit as may be designated by the CGS (Chief of General Staff).
The General Service badge, first issued in 1949 (also called the Rising Sun badge) following the world war issues of previous years, this version drops the 'Commonwealth' and features the title "Australian Military Forces."
Issued in 1991, this is the current-issue hat badge also called the General Service badge worn on all hats; khaki fur felt, on the upturned brim. The current badge wears the title "The Australian Army" and features the latest version of the rising sun design with a 'Queen's' crown. The applicable corps or unit badge is worn on the front, with the bottom edge of the badge resting on the brim.
The 1904 and most popular edition of Australia's 'rising sun' hat badge. This version featuring the words "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces" replaced the 1902 2nd edition badge, and remained as issue for both World War 1 and World War 11, until the 4th iteration of the badge was issued in 1949 after World War II. This is the last of the burnished copper badges. Subsequent issue were brass or gilt.
The second iteration of Australia's now famous 'rising sun' hat badge. Issued later in the year than the first badge, this is the first to include 'Commonwealth' in the title. Excellent reproduction in burnished copper. No collector should be without this entire series.
The first Australian hat badge, also called the General Service badge features the 'rising sun' design based on a 'sun' of bayonet points. Burnished copper replica, and an excellent reproduction. The famous Rising Sun Badge selected as the Army's General Service badge in 1902 but now the badge of the army, originated in colonial South Australia. The original concept, a collection of bayonets and sword bayonets radiating from a crown, was designed as a trophy.