Collar Badges - Medical 

Collar badges for personnel of the Medical Corps were introduced in 1924.  There was not just one badge but four.  Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses wore silver of a similar basic design enlisted ranks wore brass.  In the early 1940s a standard bronze design was introduced to replace the three silver. The Enlisted ranks badge was worn from 1924 until 1958.  Since 1958 all personnel wear the same design.

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Dental Officer Chemists Nursing Service
     
             
Officers (1942-1958) Enlisted ranks (1924-1958) Standard (since 1958)
     
             
Bronze Staybrite Copper
     
             
     Staff Sister Assistant Matron Radiographer / Physiotherapist
     
               
Matron
 

 

The four coloured backings for the Army Nursing Service were introduced in 1987.  They replaced an earlier colour code system.  In all my contacts with the Army Nursing Service I have not  seen these coloured backings worn.  

 

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 Page Updated : Tuesday, 07 April 2009