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Jack's Day

Date: 1941
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 x 24 x 4 mm, 2 g
Medium: Metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Badge
Object No: 00046535

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    Description
    This badge was produced as part of a 1941 fundraiser for returning naval servicemen. Such days were known as Jack's Days. It features an image of HMAS SYDNEY (II) - lost with all hands in 1941 in an engagement against the German raider KORMORAN.
    SignificanceThis badge reflects the diversity of naval medals and badges produced as commemorative ware relating to naval themes. Some were produced as fund raisers, others in memory of an event or a ship but all are tangible relics of naval history.
    HistoryJack's Day was held as a fundraising day for returning naval and mercantile marine sailors.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Jack's Day

    Assigned title: Badge commemorating Jack's Day 1941 featuring HMAS SYDNEY

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