Woven Rising Sun badge in DPDU fabric : Special Air Service Regiment

Place Asia: Afghanistan
Accession Number REL30576
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Cotton
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 2001-2002
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021

Woven Rising Sun badge in Disruptive Pattern Desert Uniform (DPDU) fabric as worn on brassards used by SAS Regiment troops in Afghanistan. The Rising Sun badge, which features the title 'THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY', is embroidered in black cotton.

History / Summary

Unissued item collected by Army History Unit staff in November 2002. These badges are often called "Chocolate biscuits" in the Australian Army, as the original DPCU version were made in an all brown fabric with a black embroided Australian Army Rising Sun badge.