As part of progress on the preparation of Volume 3, in our series of reference books titled: Metal Uniform Embellishment of the Australian Army, post 1953 (the ‘QEII’ era), this post shows a preview of the documented coverage of the buckle and white belt ceremonial fittings used by the Australian Federation Guard, when performing various parade duties.
The above image of Federation Guard members was taken at the opening of Exercise Talisman Sabre, in Rockhampton 2011. As can be seen from above image, Army, Navy and Air Force personnel each wear a different variant of the ADF approved buckle on the white belt ceremonial.
The following images, set out some of the fittings and fixtures used to complete the white belt ceremonial, as part of Parade Orders of Dress for the Federation Guard.
We trust that these images will be of interest to many… especially to family and friends of ADF personnel who are engaged in researching photographs and video footage of the uniforms worn by those they know and love.
Yours in research and collecting
“Metal Uniform Embellishments of the Australian Army”
Post 1953 (the ‘QEII’ era) Volumes 1 and 2
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“If you are able to read this, thank a teacher.
If you are able to read this in English, thank a soldier.”