(Royal) Victorian Volunteer Artillery regiment
On Cossum pages 14 to 17 there are 13 versions of Victorian Artillery uniform buttons, dating from 1856 until 1903. In October last I shared one of my treasures, a 1856-9 VVAR button sporting a forward facing field gun under the Queen Victoria crown and over the initials VVAR.
In 1859 the Royal title was bestowed, and button made bearing the letters RVVAR with both a forward and a left facings field gun; also a version with 3 stacked left facing field guns. I certainly would like these!
Williamstown’s Volunteer Artillery had its own design with the letters W.V.A. There also exist ball-type buttons for the horse artillery units.
Williamstown Volunteer Artillery
This regiment existed from 1860-1884.