Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 3, Number 4

World War II Japanese machine gun proficiency badge. White metal material (35mm) with crossed Type 96 light machine guns to center. Hook and hinged latch to rear.

Shoulder patch for qualified Lewis gunner in the Irish Republican Army. Maker marked on rear ‘Taler & Son 1918.’

West Australian 25th Light Horse (M.G.) Regiment cap and collar badge. Beneath the King’s crown and swan (symbol of Western Australia units) is a Vickers water-cooled machine gun. Used from 1930-1942. Both maker marked to rear, ‘K.C. Luke. Melb.‘

South African officer’s Galloping Maxims slouch hat badge from the Boer War (1899-1902). An African raised unit, this was part of the British Royal Artillery. Mounted on original red wool swatch. Rear marked ‘silver.’