Silk scarf : Captain P D'Arcy, 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Place Asia: Korea
Accession Number REL31454
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Silk
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1952-1953
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Dark blue silk souvenir scarf with two 'Commonwealth' formation patches sewn to diagonally opposite corners. The shield shaped patches are pale blue with red and yellow cotton embroidery showing 'COMMONWEALTH' in yellow, surmounted by a yellow and red king's crown.

History / Summary

This scarf was acquired as a souvenir by Captain Peter D'Arcy who served in Korea with the 1 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment between March 1952 and March 1953. The Battalion was part of the Commonwealth Brigade and the patches on the scarf are the same as those worn on the uniform sleeve by all members of the Brigade. D'Arcy served in the Australian Army from January 1949 until his retirement in 1977 with the rank of Colonel.

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