The unique Second World War Female Relatives Badge In Box, order now from the military specialists. Beautiful replica of the special relative badge, give it to someone special at home. Share or wear a little-known piece of Australian military history. During both world wars the Australian Government established badges for issue to the nearest female relative of a member of the Australian forces who was on active service. During the Second World War a single Female Relative Badge was instituted for all three Services plus the Merchant Navy (MN). Announced in June 1940, it was issued, on application to the Department of Defence, to the nearest female relative, in the order wife, mother, eldest unwed daughter, and eldest unwed sister. In the case of a married person whose mother was still alive, a badge could be issued to both mother and wife. Suspended below the badge was a single bar which carried gilt stars to signify each relative in service. Presented in plastic box with wrap card and badge details.