badge, Australian, unit, RAE 5th Australian Field Squadron, 5th Australian Mechanical Equipment Company.
Shoulder patch to 5 Australian Field Squadron, RAE, being a much elongated horizontal grey hexagon, suggestive of a tank profile, on which stitched centrally a similar shape in purple.
Worn by 5 Australian Field Squadron 1943-1944 and then by 5 Australian Mechanical Equipment Company 1944-1945.
5 Field Squadron was part of 4 Australian Armoured Brigade, formed in March 1943, hence being organized, if not specifically named, on an independent establishment. It was reorganized as a Mechanical Equipment Company in October 1944.