Colour patch : New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company

Units
Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number REL33740
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Colour Patch
Physical description Wool felt
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Colour patch of the New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company, showing a purple double diamond on a grey background with blue and white zigzag forming a 'W' shape.

History / Summary

Worn as a distinguishing unit indication at the head of each sleeve from 1944 to 1945. The New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company provided 'spotters' who manned observation posts across the island and reported on enemy air, troop and shipping movements.