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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.