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RAN musician collar badge

Date: 1960
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 x 23 x 8 mm
Medium: Brass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Insignia
Object No: 00003974

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    Description
    A Royal Australian Navy musician's collar badge. Made of brass and in the shape of a lyre.

    SignificanceThe Royal Australian Navy's band members have a lengthy record of service - both on and off shore. They have provided a public face for the navy and contributed to building morale onboard and in active naval operations.
    History"The Royal Australian Navy Band has performed on the shores of Gallipoli and in the bunkers of Vietnam, throughout Iraq and the Middle East, at the Royal Tournament and in Disneyland, at the Popes summer palace (Castel Gandolfo) and in the "Big Egg" Stadium in Japan. It supports Navy's regional engagement profile overseas and maintains a strong commitment schedule across Australia. These performances throughout Australia and the four corners of the world have created the proud traditions upheld by Navy's current generation of musicians.
    The Royal Australian Navy Band plays an invaluable role in keeping Navy's image in the public consciousness, and it maintains one of Navy's most consistent and significant public engagement profiles. Its musicians promote awareness in the wider community of Navy's critical contribution to the nation and reflect the quality of Navy's people and the values for which we all aspire".
    [http://www.navy.gov.au/about/our-people/navy-band/history]
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