Comparing the new 1st Aviation Regiment metal title, to the ‘AAVN’ title recently seen in circulation.

Hello Everyone:)

Here is a snapshot of the new 1st Aviation Regiment metal title and images of the ‘AAVN’ title which is reputed to be a new/revised Aviation Corps title.

1 Av and apparent Aviation Corps titles

Our research contacts in Canberra have not confirmed or denied the ‘AAVN’ title yet, so the “Jury is definitely Out’ on the AAVN. In addition the lack of any official acknowledgement of the AAVN title… please note that  the manufacturing quality is not what I would expect.  The item appears to have been cast rather than pressed and it is not as square and as flat as the definitely genuine 1 Aviation Regiment title shown in the same shot.  Please check those features against the level of detail shown within the comparison image of the ‘1 AVN title, shown in comparison to the AAVN pair.

Everyone’s comments would be very welcome (of course)?

Regards and happy collecting to you all!

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I am the "C" component of the "CB" numbering system used in our book called: Metal Uniform Embellishments of the Australian Army, Post 1953 ('QEII Series') Vol 1 (Insignia for Corps and Schools etc). Yep... that's a mouthful and the 614 page eBook is an eyeful to match... with images of the front and back of each item, as well as weights and measures for each, so that badge variants can be reliably distinguished by collectors, dealers, historians, re-enactor groups and enthusiasts anywhere in the world.

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