badge, formation, Australian, HQ 23rd Australian Infantry Brigade
Shoulder patch to HQ 23 Australian Infantry Brigade, being a grey horizontal oval onto which stitched centrally a red oval.
Worn by HQ 23 Australian Infantry Brigade 1940 - 1945.
Brigade raised in 1940, comprising 2/21, 2/22 & 2/40 Australian Infantry Battalions.
The grey border indicates that the unit or formation was part of the 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force). (For an account of the complex subject of the grey border, see Glyde, pp. 226 – 228.)