NSW Military Forces badge

Historical note: 

NSW was the first colony to raise permanent forces of paid infantry and artillery.

Category: 
Uniforms
Themes: 
Colonial
Conflict: 
Pre-First World War
Location: 
NSW
Production Date: 
c. 1881-1901

On this day

On this day
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait