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« on: July 23, 2013, 08:39:07 PM »
Any idea what it is ?

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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 02:46:42 AM »
Hi,

I'm not sure of the dog face and the slouch hat but the other markings look like the Regimental Badge of the Royal Victorian Regiment. The Regiment has Two infantry Battalions, 5/6 RVR located in Melbourne Metro and 8/7 RVR which is spread across country Victoria with its headquarters based in Ballarat. The Regiment is part time (ARES)


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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 01:22:19 PM »
First one looks like a skill with a slouch hat to me, not a dog, I think I may have seen that one in the flesh before, not sure where though.
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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 02:12:04 PM »
A crown, crossed rifles and a "V", I'd be looking for an infantry HQ unit with either a "5" or "15" in its designation.  At least thats what you would get from Roman numerals.

The other option would be a Victorian unit, but again infantry and HQ.

Found it: 5th/6th Battalion Royal Victoria Regiment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th/6th_Battalion,_Royal_Victoria_Regiment



Its a current unit with a history going back to colonial days.  It has a significant battle history, particularly in WWI, Galipoli landings, France, WWII in the Western desert, Bardia, Tobruk and El Alamein plus the Pacific.

It would be a unit sign to wear with honour.

(Sorry Mick I missed your comment after the dog face bit.  At least its confirmation of the sign.)
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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 04:31:19 PM »
Interesting to note that the Royal Victorian Regiment has "upgraded" their Unit insignia to include SLRs whereas the Grunts badge in general still shows the trusty Lee Enfield 303. (or is that a stylised drawing of the badge?)

Further reading discloses that the RVR of today was only formed in 1960, and "inherited" the histories of all Victorian formed Battalion dating back to 1854, so that possibly explains the different species of the rifles depicted in their badge.
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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 08:44:54 PM »
I've read the history of the 8(Ballarat)/7th a few times now and a point of interest is it traces its history back to 1854 when a private militia of rifleman "rangers" was formed because of the rebels on the goldfields at Eureka.
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Re: marking on the back of 6x6 110
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 11:26:36 PM »
When the Royal Victorian Regiment formed in the 60's in was the the 1st and 2nd Battalion , the Royal Victorian Regiment and became 5/6 RVR and 8/7 RVR  in the late 80's or early 90's . The redesignation gives the units greater links to the infantry battalions of Victoria from the past World Wars.

I think when they were first formed , they may have been base on the pentropic infantry Battalion establishment . Don't quote me on that :-)

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