Skip to product information
1 of 3

Austech Illusions

Royal Australian Regiment Badge - RAR - Metal Wall Art - Raw Finish

Royal Australian Regiment Badge - RAR - Metal Wall Art - Raw Finish

Regular price $65.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 AUD
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Our 'Skippy Badge' - The Royal Australian Regiment Badge - RAR.

This stunning metal art badge is finished in raw steel, it will slowly patina to a lovely rusty finish over time.

Upon the establishment of the Australian Regiment a regimental badge and motto were required. Despite the badge being created for the Regiment, much of its inspiration came from the vision of soldiers and officers of the 1st Battalion. Suggestions for a regimental badge were tendered to the then Director of Infantry, Brigadier I.R. Campbell, in early 1949. The favoured design was drawn up by Sergeant E.J. O’Sullivan of Intelligence Section 1 RAR and was originally intended solely for 1 RAR. The design featured a kangaroo, which gave the badge its affectionate moniker, the ‘Skippy Badge’. It also featured a wattle wreath creating a distinctly Australian character, coupled with the boomerang, which had been used in the tactical symbology of the 2nd AIF from which the original units of the 34th Brigade (which comprised if the 65th Bn (1 RAR), 66th Bn (2 RAR) and 67th Bn (3 RAR)). were raised. The crossed rifles were chosen to signify the personal weapon of the infantryman. Finally, the badge was surmounted with a crown because of the Royal title bestowed upon the Regiment.


Width: 405mm
Height: 500mm
Thickness: 1.6mm

Made in WA from Australian steel

Please note: Our art is made from raw finish steel and edges may be sharp.  Items may look slightly different in photos.


View full details

Shop The Collections

With over 700+ items you are sure to find something you like here.

Click Here