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Badge - Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps, Australia, circa 1915 Reg. No: NU 8592
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||25 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|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
|Issued By:||Volunteer Automobile Corps., Australia, circa 1915|
?The James Flood Book of Early Motoring,? Vol 1, Badges of the R.A.C of Australia.