Topic: AIF - Badges
As the Great War dragged on into its fifth year, recognition of service amongst the members of the AIF became more important to the individuals. The men with the longer service wanted to be recognised as such and readily distinguishable from a group of soldiers. Those with service dating back to the commencement of the war also wanted special treatment. To resolve all these competing wishes, AIF Headquarters issued a lengthy instruction regarding the implementation of the policy regarding chevrons for service overseas.
Two different service chevrons were created. The red chevron denotes service before 31 December 1914 and the blue chevrons denote service from 1 January 1915.
Service Chevron Regulations.
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