50th anniversary medallion : Captain C R B Richards, (AAMC) 2/15 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL29492
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medallion
Physical description Gilded Metal
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1995
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1990-1999

Circular gilded metal anniversary medallion. The obverse features a scroll around the top semi-circle with '2/15 FIELD REGIMENT RAA' impressed on the inside, the Royal Australia Artillery (RAA) badge is featured beneath this. An enamel horizontally aligned oval colour patch for RAA, 8th Australian Division, divided diagonally red over blue is shown beneath this. The words '8TH DIVISION AIF' are impressed along the bottom semi-circle. The reverse of the medallion features the words 'COMMEMORATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY' around the top semi-circle. Beneath this is impressed 'V-J DAY 15 AUGUST 1945'. A map of South East Asia is pictured on the lower half of the medallion, showing where 2/15 Regiment served. A small four page pamphlet accompanies the medallion and provides a short history of the Regiment. It also provides a short description of the medallion and outlines its significance as a tangible tribute to the men and women who served in the 8th Australian Division.

History / Summary

This medallion was issued to former members of 2/15 Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of VJ Day, 15 August 1945.