Collar Badges  -  Staff Officers  1927 - 1939

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Prior to 1927 Staff officers wore coloured underlays (Army, Rank Markings Officers 1924) under their rank insignia that identified them as staff officers.  The underlays were replaced in 1927 by enamelled collar badges that  indicated the  command level they served in.  Army Headquarters = RED and  Command Headquarters = BLUE .  Staff officers serving on a Brigade Staff wore the same diamond but in GREEN and with a number instead of the star.  Considering that there was a number of brigades  this badge has remained very elusive. 

          
Staff Officer Army Headquarters Staff Officer Command  Headquarters
   

 

 
Staff Officer Brigade Headquarters
 

 

 

The back of the collar badge has a unique marking. 

                
Reverse of Collar Badge
     

 

 
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 Page Updated : Monday, 21 April 2014