In time for ANZAC Day 2015, we released the electronic (pdf format) edition of our 615 page reference work, on the metal uniform insignia used by All Corps and Schools (and authorised Philanthropic organisations) of the Australian Army, throughout the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (ie from 1953 to the present day). The hard copy, A4 spiral bound (236 page) ‘Concise’ Edition of Volume 1, was released on the 30th of September 2015. Now, one year after the initial release of the electronic edition of Volume 1, we thought we’d provide you all with a brief look at some of the items included in the upcoming (2016) release of Volume 2 in our planned (3 Volume) series of hard copy reference works.
In this instance, we will be looking at some of the lesser known Unit/Regiment insignia of the ‘QEII’ series. Specifically, we will be looking at the ‘Scottish Dress’ bonnet badges used by the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) Band.
Later on, in a follow-up to this inital ‘Vol 2 update’… we will provide you with a sneak peek at the entries for the chrome and gold-plated belt buckles used by the Federation Guard and by the RAR Band etc.
Happy researching and collecting!
Mark Corcoran and Arthur Butler