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