|Place||Oceania: New Guinea|
|Object type||Colour Patch|
|Physical description||Wool felt|
|Date made||c 1944-1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Colour patch : New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company
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.
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.