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Steel Pots on Nurses Arriving in Australian Probaly Winter 1943.


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Stumbled on to this great photo before, nurses arriving in OZ. What caught my eye is the oversized Rank Bars, big right! One on the far left seems to have a normal sized one from the rest, this one also seems to be wearing a shoulder patch on her trench coat, I dunno, maybe one of the stateside Service Commands and she just didn't remove it when transferred out??

 

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Nurses wore the patch corresponding to their general headquarters or a special higher formation or command. They generally did not wear the patch corresponding to a corps or combat division. This patch would have been appropriate for her to wear.

 

Kat

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Great photo!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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