R is for Rising Sun

R is for Rising Sun

The first rising sun badge was designed in 1902. It was the shape of a crown with bayonets around it.

slouch hats

The ANZACs wore the badge on the side of their slouch hats. The same badge was placed on the grave of all the Australians who died.


It is still worn with pride by the Army today (pictured below).

Rising Sun badge

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