Title: Australian Army Unit Colour Patches 1987 to 2008
Author: Blackwell, Philip
Condition: Near Mint – From the library of the late Brigadier Ian Bryant AM and signed by him on the front end page.
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 98 pages
Comments: Following the end of World War Two the wearing of colour patches by members of the Australian Army began to fall into abeyance as other insignia was introduced to modernise the uniform.
In 1987 the Australian Army re-introduced the wearing of Unit Colour Patches as a means of fostering Esprit-de-Corps and ease of identification for it’s soldiers. Since then a number of numbers have either been disbanded or have been
amalgamated with other units; as a result a number of the patches are no longer readily available, in fact some are very scarce.
To date over 350 colour patches have been authorised for wear, with approximately 250 currently being worn.
This book is a comprehensive guide to Australian Army colour patches worn from 1987 to 2008.