Lapel Pin – Camel Corps




Some A.I.F. units and corps in the Great War ‘adapted’ the official 1904 pattern Rising Sun hat badge to create unique designs to reflect their structure or role.  The Imperial Camel Corps, formed in January 1916, created this unique design that was never approved for use by Australia’s military command A.I.F. cameleers.

During the battles of Fromelles and Pozieres on the Western Front, Australia suffered losses far greater than at Gallipoli, and in the desert at Romani the Australian Light Horse played a decisive part in the battle that finally put a stop to the Turkish threat to the Suez Canal and marked the beginning of the British forces’ push out of Egypt and into Palestine.