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Re: ANZAC and Light Horse

From: Rob
Date: 4/6/2002
Time: 7:29:02 AM
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The brass letter "A" to represent service related to Gallipoli (ANZAC) was authorised to be worn "over the unit colour patch on both sleeves of the service dress jacket and greatcoat" by MO 354 of 17 August 1917 and AIF Order 397 of 6 Nov 1917, as amended in terms of qualification by MO 20 of 19 Jan 1918 and by AIF Order 1084 of 25 Jan 1918. The size of the letter "A" introduced as on inch in height (AIF order 994 of 30 Nov 1917), was reduced to 3/4" by AIF Order 1012 of 11 Dec 1917. The qualification for this award was changed but gnerally it was for persons who served in the campaign or in direct support of the campaign. It is a service award, and is treated in a similar fashion to service medals for WWII - e.g. the Africa Star for service in the African Campaign.

Last changed: April 06, 2002