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After an incredibly busy period of long days, night shifts, and working weekends leading up to and throughout the Air Force Centenary commemorations and ANZAC Day, your Military Shop Team is taking some well-earned rest and relaxation over the upcoming Bank Holiday in the ACT.

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History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.

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  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
  • History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection.
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SKU:BN2897

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Specifications

Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Product Group 2:
Collectables & Gifts
Product Group 3:
Badges
Organisation:
Army,Brand Army

Description

The stunning History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection from the military specialists, is the perfect gift for any military personnel or enthusiast. The Rising Sun Collection includes high quality replicas of each of the Seven versions of the Rising Sun hat badge.

The first Rising Sun Hat Badge from February 1902. It was issued to mounted troops in the Boer War. It bore only the word AUSTRALIA arched above a King's Crown.

The second Rising Sun Hat badge from April 1902 added a scroll with the words 'Commonwealth Horse' and changing 'Australia' to 'Australian'. This badge was a modified version for the Commonwealth Horse.

The third Rising Sun badge from May 1904 carried a scroll inscribed with the words 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces' and was worn throughout both World Wars. There were, however, a number of variations of the badge; a special version was struck for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 and there were badges of the Commonwealth Horse and the Australian Instructional Corps, each with its respective title on the scrolls. This pattern badge formed the template for all subsequent General Service badges.

The fourth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1949 when Corps and Regimental Badges were reintroduced into service. The wording on the scroll on the Rising Sun badge was changed to read Australian Military Forces.

The fifth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1954 when the badge was changed to incorporate the Queen's crown with the ascension of Elizabeth 2.

The sixth Rising Sun Hat Badge from 1969 was modified to incorporate the Federation Star and Torse Wreath from the original 1902 version of the badge and the scroll wording changed to Australia.

The current design Rising Sun Badge from 1991 was produced with 'The Australian Army' on the scroll and the removal of the Federation Star and heraldic wreath. The Rising Sun Badge was originally called the General Service Badge, but it is now officially labelled the Australian Army Badge. It will, however, always be referred to as the Rising Sun Badge.

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  • Mike Keane - 13th May 2021

    5
    Rising sun hat badge collection

    Great product

  • Matt - 9th Apr 2021

    4
    Great product

    This was a gift for my mum who served in the army for 25 years.
    She absolutely loved it and it's not proudly displayed at her place.
    There was a bit of a delay with delivery but the day after I sent an email I got a response saying that the order had been filled and would be express posted at no extra charge.
    Will definitely continue shopping here.

21 Reviews

  • Mike Keane - 13th May 2021

    5
    Rising sun hat badge collection

    Great product

  • Matt - 9th Apr 2021

    4
    Great product

    This was a gift for my mum who served in the army for 25 years.
    She absolutely loved it and it's not proudly displayed at her place.
    There was a bit of a delay with delivery but the day after I sent an email I got a response saying that the order had been filled and would be express posted at no extra charge.
    Will definitely continue shopping here.

  • Carole - 15th Mar 2021

    5
    Rising Sun Collection

    I love them !!!

  • James Bellwood - 29th Jan 2021

    5
    Amazing So Happy

    Very Happy with The Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection. My Father would've been so proud. Amazing Collection and presentation. I will certainly recommend your product to everyone I know. I love it, Thank you so much.

  • David Eades - 29th Jan 2021

    4
    Not Too Bad

    Prompt delivery, well packaged. Quality box and replicas well displayed. Bit all over the place upon opening but referring back to the web site allowed me to replace them all back in order. I would only rate the actual hat badges as 8/10 as they are a little bit tinny.

  • Wally Barnett - 29th Jan 2021

    3
    Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection

    One hinge was damaged. The pin was just loose in the box and all the badges fell out when opened.Luckly a friend could repair the hinge let’s hope it works. As it’s a present for my son who is getting out of the Army after 25 years of dedicated service

  • Darrell Clarke - 1st Jan 2021

    5
    HISTORY OF THE RISING SUN HAT BADGE COLLECTION.

    Very happy with this purchase.

  • Ted Eastman - 31st Dec 2020

    5
    I knew there were several designs, exactly time spans ? plus I wanted a display.

    Product was superb and service was great

  • Linda - 28th Dec 2020

    5
    Rising sun hat badge collection

    Absolutely beautiful, very happy with this set. A great addition to my display in honor of my Great Grandfather ❤️

  • Dianne Zammit - 26th Dec 2020

    5
    History of the rising sun collection

    Bought as a gift for my son. He loves it. Excellent presentation.

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