21st November 2023

A Great Find: W.A.T.C.

Carol has found uniform buttons by Stokes & Sons Melbourne of the Women’s Air Training Corps.








For the story of this corps, see http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/3rd-november-2022/


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1860 N.S.W. Volunteer Rifles.

This example was backmarked C.K. Moore Sydney. He was a uniform supplier. For more about him see




Victorian Rifles 1901-1903

There was only a small window of time between the Coronation of King Edward VII and the formation of the new Commonwealth Forces in 1903. Bertie ordered the use of the new cyphers and crown in 1901. There were 2 cyphers; one Imperial and one Royal. The crown changed from the several that were used during Victoria’s reign, including the “Queen Victoria” crown, a version of the St Edward’s crown.

Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, 29th August 1901 page 6713.

Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney), 7th September 1901, page 38.

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