A new hat badge and collar set for RAEME Water Crafties

Here are images of a new hat badge which has been seen in circulation. As can be seen from the images, the hat badge is Maker’s Marked PLATATAC.  Matching collars for this particular maker’s marked set, have not been seen to date.  However, the original (Unit Procured) items are known to have been made in sets of hat and collar badges. The initial variant was first seen seen approximately 18 months ago)

No… we don’t think they are official. Nevertheless, the initial small run of (private purchase) items, now seems to have been remade. That (at least) implies a larger production run this time around.


The Authors


“Metal Uniform Embellishments of the Australian Army”
Post 1953 (the ‘QEII’ era) Vols 1 and 2


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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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