Yet more Uniform Buttons
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
This is one of the Army’s largest corps, started in 1902. It supports the Army, Navy and Airforce with tasks including parachute maintenance, warehousing, laundry and salvage. The button shows three stacked cannons, symbolising the role of Ordnance in supplying weapons. The motto ‘Sua Tela Tonanti’ translates as ‘To the Warrior his Arms’.
Launceston Regiment 12th Infantry Battalion
The battalion was raised as part of the AIF within three weeks of the declaration of war in 1914, comprising volunteers from Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia. It was disbanded in 1919.
It was re-raised in 1921 and titled’ The Launceston Regiment’ in 1927. Following mergers, and disbandment, it was reformed as part of the CMF in 1948. Further merging and demerging followed. Currently, it continues as part of the merged 12/40th Battalion of the Royal Tasmania Regiment, part of the Australian Army Reserve.
For more of its convoluted timeline, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12th_Battalion_(Australia)