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  1. In the spirit of Brians post (British Police Headgear), and not wanting to impose on the topic. The below link is a great summary of the progression of Uniforms in the Queensland Police. To a certain extent, this is representative of the other Australian Police forces. It shows a number of headgear including helmets, sunhelmets, bushhats and peaked caps Queensland Police Uniforms History Chris
  2. This is a miniature pair to PS Albert Callaway, attested 8/10/1900 and served in T, A and J divisions. The 1902 is named in a very neat little engraved script. I have always being intrigued as to why anyone would name a miniature, but Im glad they did as I have been able to do a little research on him because of it. I bought it as a single and added the 1911 latter, this one is unnamed. Chris
  3. Thanks for the comments. Its a a crude looking medal, but its the jewel of my collection. Chris
  4. G'day Foo Fighter, West Australia was the only other police force that awarded an 1897 jubilee medal. Im not certain why other forces did not award one. WA was a smaller police force and it was awarded as a long service award- so only limited medals were awarded. Hebbo
  5. G'day All, This is a Queensland Police Force 1897 Jubilee Medal in bronze. These medals were minted by the Queensland Colonial Government for the Police and were awarded in silver and bronze types. The silver medals were awarded to Commissioned Officers (regardless of length of service), and to Constables and NCOs who were serving prior to 1887. The bronze medals were awarded to constables and NCOs who were sworn in after 1887. All officers had to be serving on the day of the jubilee. Both medals were suspended by a red ribbon with a top bar and attached brooch with the words "Police Force"
  6. G'day Merv, Very similar to the uniforms that were worn by commissioned officers of the Queensland Police. This is a photo of Commissioner William Cahil, who was Commisioner of Police from 1905-1916. Note the badges of rank; at this time the Commisioner wore the equivalent rank of Lieutenant Colonel, as the Force increased in size the rank badges progressed too. Chris
  7. Thanks, Mervyn. No problems where I am re the floods- with the exception of some very high tides. These medals were a joy to research and I was ver lucky with some of my sources. Cheers Chris.
  8. Happy New Year, thought I'd share this with you all. I've had this pair for a couple of years now. I have a particular liking for this pair of medals as it represents the long of service of a police officer who served the one local community for the duration of his time in the police. The 1935 Jubilee medal has been very neatly named as well. I like the symmetry too, receiving a coronation medal at the beginning and a Jubilee medal at the end of his service. Cheers Chris Thomas Haynes (1890 – 1968) Acting Police Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Thomas Haynes was born on
  9. Thanks Odin, I've been wanting to make an enquiry with the Dyfed-Powys Police Museum, however the museum website indicates it has been closed to the public and research for a at least a year. Thanks for the effort Odin. Chris
  10. G'day All, I have two PLSGC medals which I suspect are from Welsh Police forces. I'm wondering if someone can help point me in the right direction and confirm if my suspicions are correct. The first is a PLSGC (GVI obverse)/Defence Medal pair to PC Alfred G. MEDLEY. The second is PLSGC(GVI obverse) medal to Inspector Richard J.A. DYMOND. My suspicions are based on some preliminary research through the usual genealogical sites. For Medley I have the following: • 1911 Census lists an Arthur George Medley aged 7 of Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. There are no other Arthur G Medleys
  11. Hi Mervyn, Thanks for the welcome, I'm a current serving member of the Queensland Police. I am a Senior Constable and an Officer in Charge of a little 2 man station. I was lucky enough to deploy with the UN Police to Timor Leste in 2007, I posted my medal group in the "post your own" topic in the lounge a while back . Out of interest, my avatar is of one of the old station badges used between 1911 and 1959 to identify police stations. They were cast iron and weighed 17 pounds. I am a collector of police medals, with an interests to those awarded to Australian Police officers (although a
  12. These are the patches worn on the Australian UNPOL uniforms. The Australian Flag is worn on the left sleeve and the UN patch is worn on the right. Thanks Chris
  13. G'day All, This was the UN Brassard that was issued to me whilst deployed to UNMIT in Timor 2007. I never wore it. It was issued as some contingents wore their national police uniforms which did not display the UN patch. Chris
  14. G'day Stuart, Thought this might explain the term "kangaroo Feathers". It was still a term in common usage when I was serving. This quote has come from the Australian War Museum http://www.awm.gov.a...es/feathers.asp This plume became the symbol of the light horse, inseparable from its legend. Appreciating a practical joke, when asked about their plumes, First AIF light horsemen pulled many legs by replying that they were, in fact, "kangaroo feathers", placing the plume in the same vein as bunyip farms, walking-stick farms, and treacle mines. It's up their with the 'hoop snakes' and
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