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History Of The Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection

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History Of The Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection

The stunning History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection is the perfect gift for any military personnel or enthusiast. The Rising Sun Collection includes high quality replicas of each of the Seven versions of the Rising Sun hat badge.

The first Rising Sun Hat Badge from February 1902. It was issued to mounted troops in the Boer War. It bore only the word AUSTRALIA arched above a King's Crown.

The second Rising Sun Hat badge from April 1902 added a scroll with the words 'Commonwealth Horse' and changing 'Australia' to 'Australian'. This badge was a modified version for the Commonwealth Horse.

The third Rising Sun badge from May 1904 carried a scroll inscribed with the words 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces' and was worn throughout both World Wars. There were, however, a number of variations of the badge; a special version was struck for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 and there were badges of the Commonwealth Horse and the Australian Instructional Corps, each with its respective title on the scrolls. This pattern badge formed the template for all subsequent General Service badges.

The fourth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1949 when Corps and Regimental Badges were reintroduced into service. The wording on the scroll on the Rising Sun badge was changed to read Australian Military Forces.

The fifth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1954 when the badge was changed to incorporate the Queen's crown with the ascension of Elizabeth 2.

The sixth Rising Sun Hat Badge from 1969 was modified to incorporate the Federation Star and Torse Wreath from the original 1902 version of the badge and the scroll wording changed to Australia.

The current design Rising Sun Badge from 1991 was produced with 'The Australian Army' on the scroll and the removal of the Federation Star and heraldic wreath. The Rising Sun Badge was originally called the General Service Badge, but it is now officially labelled the Australian Army Badge. It will, however, always be referred to as the Rising Sun Badge.

Product Details:

  • Each Badge is approximately 60mm wide x 45mm high
  • Housed in hinged timber box 180mm wide x 230mm high x 30mm deep.
  • On the inside cover you will find a history guide to the badges.

Shipping & Delivery

Yes! We offer FREE standard shipping for items weighing under 1 kg (shipping weight)!

What is shipping weight? It is the total weight calculated by adding the item + packaging weight.

It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    History Of The Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection

    The stunning History of the Rising Sun Hat Badge Collection is the perfect gift for any military personnel or enthusiast. The Rising Sun Collection includes high quality replicas of each of the Seven versions of the Rising Sun hat badge.

    The first Rising Sun Hat Badge from February 1902. It was issued to mounted troops in the Boer War. It bore only the word AUSTRALIA arched above a King's Crown.

    The second Rising Sun Hat badge from April 1902 added a scroll with the words 'Commonwealth Horse' and changing 'Australia' to 'Australian'. This badge was a modified version for the Commonwealth Horse.

    The third Rising Sun badge from May 1904 carried a scroll inscribed with the words 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces' and was worn throughout both World Wars. There were, however, a number of variations of the badge; a special version was struck for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 and there were badges of the Commonwealth Horse and the Australian Instructional Corps, each with its respective title on the scrolls. This pattern badge formed the template for all subsequent General Service badges.

    The fourth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1949 when Corps and Regimental Badges were reintroduced into service. The wording on the scroll on the Rising Sun badge was changed to read Australian Military Forces.

    The fifth Rising Sun Hat Badge is from 1954 when the badge was changed to incorporate the Queen's crown with the ascension of Elizabeth 2.

    The sixth Rising Sun Hat Badge from 1969 was modified to incorporate the Federation Star and Torse Wreath from the original 1902 version of the badge and the scroll wording changed to Australia.

    The current design Rising Sun Badge from 1991 was produced with 'The Australian Army' on the scroll and the removal of the Federation Star and heraldic wreath. The Rising Sun Badge was originally called the General Service Badge, but it is now officially labelled the Australian Army Badge. It will, however, always be referred to as the Rising Sun Badge.

    Product Details:

    • Each Badge is approximately 60mm wide x 45mm high
    • Housed in hinged timber box 180mm wide x 230mm high x 30mm deep.
    • On the inside cover you will find a history guide to the badges.

    Shipping & Delivery

    Yes! We offer FREE standard shipping for items weighing under 1 kg (shipping weight)!

    What is shipping weight? It is the total weight calculated by adding the item + packaging weight.

    It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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