|Physical description||Felt; Gold bullion thread; Silver wash|
|Date made||c 1939-1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Imperial Japanese Navy lieutenant's collar badge : Lance Corporal H V Dunkley, Headquarters BCOF
Imperial Japanese Navy Lieutenant's black felt collar badge with gold bullion thread along the centre. There are three equally spaced silver wash cherry blossoms attached to the bullion thread.
Collected by 245216 Lance Corporal Harold Vaughan Dunkley while in Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF). Dunkley was born in Ashfield, NSW on 18 January 1912. He enlisted in the AIF on 5 January 1942 with the service number NX82216. After the end of the Second World War Dunkely became a member of Headquarters BCOF and remained in Japan until 8 September 1948.