Jungle green brassard with corporal's rank chevrons : Australian Army

Accession Number REL41905
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton drill
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1960s
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Jungle green cotton drill brassard with horizontal slit at top end to fit around the wearer's shoulder strap and two black elastic bands at the back to secure the brassard around the arm. Two self fabric pen holder pockets are sewn to the front of the brassard, superimposed by woven rank chevrons for a corporal. A rectangular woven badge once sewn to the brassard above the chevrons, is not longer present.

History / Summary

The history of this brassard is unknown. Armbands of this type were worn by Australian troops in Vietnam, especially those serving in advisory units, such as the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), and the Mobile Advisory and Training Team (MATT).

Woven or embroidered unit patches were worn above the rank insignia, but the badge once sewn to this example on this example is missing.

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