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Offline Philthy

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References to Australian Military Insignia
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:11:35 AM »
References to Australian Military Insignia

Hi a question for those that served.

Does Unit Colour Patches correlate to Tac Plates?

Doing service research for my 49-175 Survey.

I found this site to be the best for referencing so far under Unit colour patches link. https://colourpatch.com.au/

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Re: References to Australian Military Insignia
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 10:02:30 AM »
No.

Vehicle Tac Plates were coloured with an "Arm of Service" background, ie Corps

Red-Infantry
Blue-Engineers
Red over blue (horiz)-Artillery
Red over yellow(diag)-Armour
White over blue (red numbers)-Signals
Blue, yellow, red (horiz)-RAEME
Black-Other corps (Medical, MP, Pay)

While some units have adopted colour patch designs that followed these colours, others used the colours but not the format, or others still used completely different colours and designs (as can be seen on the Colourpatch website). Some modern unit colour patches have maintained traditions by referencing WW2 designs.

From around the Perentie era (late 80's), these background colours began to be dropped on field vehicles and replaced with a "Low-Vis" versions with just the unit number in Black on a plain Olive Drab background.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2019, 01:01:09 PM by 303Gunner »

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Re: References to Australian Military Insignia
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
Well that clears that up.

Thanks for the reply.