Rising Sun sweetheart brooch : 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL35918
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Enamel, Gilded brass
Maker Millers Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Gilt brass Rising Sun brooch with crossed Vickers' machine guns above a small triangular battalion colour patch. The King's crown at the center of the Rising Sun has red enamel highlights on a white enamel background. The Vickers' machine guns have been enameled with pale green on the barrel jackets and dark blue on the receivers. The enamel colour patch is a black triangle over a yellow triangle with a grey border. The scroll on the brooch has the inscription, '2/2ND', 'M.G.', 'BN'. The back of the brooch has a small horizontal broach pin attached. There is also an inscription, 'MILLERS LTD', 'SYDNEY'.

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