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Badge - Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps, Australia, circa 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 8592

Summary:
Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps car badge made circa 1915.

The Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps was formed in 1908 to provide Commonwealth military motor transport. The car badge was made for members who usually belonged to car clubs and offered their car and driving services, the latter for which they received an allowance. In turn, members were given the provisional rank of Lieutenant in the Australian Army. By 1914-15 the army began to provide its own motor transport so the AVAC ceased operations.
Description:
At centre a car wheel with ten spokes winged and crowned, the tyre bears the legend at top; AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER, at bottom, AUTOMOBILE CORPS; supported by Kangaroo and emu; on scroll at base, SICUT AQUILAE PENNIS
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Boyunegnez, 1997
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniform accoutrements
DateEra: circa 1915 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a car wheel with ten spokes winged and crowned, the tyre bears the legend at top; AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER, at bottom, AUTOMOBILE CORPS; supported by Kangaroo and emu; on scroll at base, SICUT AQUILAE PENNIS
Reverse Description: Plain with two metal loops for attachment.
Inscriptions: AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER AUTOMOBILE CORPS
SICUT AQUILAE PENNIS
Shape: Irregular
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Volunteer Automobile Corps., Australia, circa 1915
References: References:
http://www.carbadge.info/badgesofra2.htm
?The James Flood Book of Early Motoring,? Vol 1, Badges of the R.A.C of Australia.

Comments

Adrian Patterson Posted on 12 Feb 2015 12:52 AM
This is not a CAR badge it is the CAP badge.
Ref: Badges of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia isbn 978-0-9873277-1-0

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