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5 Pointed Star on Right Sleeve Cuff

Guest Ian Bowbrick

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Guest Ian Bowbrick

I have a couple of photos showing OR soldiers with a small 5 pointed star on their right sleeve near the cuff - what does this signify?


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It's a Territorial Force Efficiency Star (TF Regs para 492).

Men who have been returned qualified 4 times are entitled to a star. The 4 qualified years need not be consecutive nor in the same unit. Additional stars were awarded for every additional aggregate of 4 years qualified.

Qualification is found in paragraph 360 and involved successfully passing/meeting the required training regime of the TF.

Joe Sweeney

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Five pointed star many and various uses. Also consider, in 1418 period, star for distance judging, intro. c. 1904 and not issued to TF. Boer War highlighted need for advanced training in judging. Worn same position.

Star indistinguishable except by an expert. Care to scan for me?

[other uses include: driver tanks: several versions, one at least as early as 1923]

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