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