WWI / WWII Commonwealth Australian Unit badge

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Post by Stuart SS » Sat May 26, 2018 4:32 am

do you keep everything of whittle them down to one's you like best?
Yes I have to ~ my wardrobe space is very limited ~ Plus I have ongoing projects ~ which need elbow room ~

Miserable weekend here so it will be indoors games all weekend ~I feel ~ I went out for a hunt yesterday but all I got was wet ~

Several current projects:





Another point in exercise~ these "practice " projectiles are best found as "Sun Bakers' ~ if buried they suffer over time ~ but surface finds are generally amazing ~ These Six pounders are a rare find here ~

I use a multi-draw tool box for my storage Plus a stand fro the shells ~

One of ten draws ~ I have to keep revising and opening up more space ~



And another project on the go !


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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:11 am

Very nice, the blue mounted are in good order I take it Stuart. Do you well as scrap and make anything that way, stuff you need to get rid of I mean.
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Post by Stuart SS » Sat May 26, 2018 10:41 am

Mate~ It breaks my heart to even considering scrapping any piece ~ Very rarely do i scrap them ~

The previous page shows the shell case I use to hold rejects and rough times ~ But the truth i they all have a story ~

The fire pits we find occasionally ~ I figure of August 1945, were the real bummers ~ they destroyed so much ~ even severely scorched the brass ~

But I guess by then they had enough and just wanted to go home home ~ bath in solitude ~ daily, ~ sleep in clean sheets and enjoy going to the Pub~ and of course home cooked meals ~
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat May 26, 2018 11:01 am

Absolutely, disposing artefacts anyway they could. The quicker the better.
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Post by Stuart SS » Sat May 26, 2018 11:26 am

The part that sort of shocks me isthe dumping of uniforms ~

I befriended a bloke ~ "Geoff" who actually rents a rural property ~ and he invited me to go to go a Hunting ~any time ~

I made several visits and the second time around, he was keen to show me what he and the kids had found after being inspired to go hunting ~ since I had first arrived onthe scene ~

They found an obvious pit where at least an officer had dumped his uniform ` and all the relics ~ a hat rising sun Australia flashes, tunic buttons and officer's pips had been deposited but the amazing part was that the badges had retained their original Black Enamel ` amazing after 75 years!!

(I found six Officer's pips in a square meter several years ago ~ which told me that the "Captain" had stripped off his shoulder boards and dumped them ~ )



THAT is a very cool find indeed ~

The red "flame " logo piece i a refrigerator manufacture from the 1940-50s in Australia ~ The round piece next to thatis a Beer barrel skewer ~ logo-ed "Carlton United Breweries " ( I found a similar one several years back ~ )

The cluster above is a huge batch of keys ~

I often wonder if the Digger's reflected later on in regard to their actions on the day ~ and ~ regretted it!?
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sat May 26, 2018 1:05 pm

I doubt it, they just wanted out asap, a lot of troops discontent at waiting too long to be demobilised
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Post by Stuart SS » Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 pm

You might like to review the previous post as I modified it ~

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Post by Stuart SS » Sun May 27, 2018 3:50 am

Wet weather and indoors stuff ~ doing research yesterday I found this amazing photo taken at Monte Cassino 1944~

The timing of the snap is truly amazing ~

Monte Cassino Fallschirmjäger mit Granatwerfer- German Paratroopers with a heavy mortar.


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Post by Stuart SS » Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 am

After all my furore related the British Servicemen being embedded with the Australian 9th Div. ~ I was cleaning up and going through trays of “parked” relics and I came across this puppy ~

Seems I just may have too many ~ and this one was brushed aside ~ LOL

Came up a Trick ~ as they all generally do ~ ( Standard United Kingdom Army General Service Button.)


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