Author(s): TENNANT J
160 pages in A4 portrait format A superb all-colour reference book to all the badges and insignia worn by the elite troops of the two countries, past and present. Includes brief histories of the units with some photographs, in both colour and black and white. In all there are over 700 colour illustrations.
Part 1 Australia 1939-1946: the independent companies; New Guinea air warning wireless company; 1st Australian parachute battalion; Z special unit; M special unit/the coastwatchers; 2/1st North Australia observation unit; Royal Australian Navy special service beach commando. Part 2 Australia 1947-1999: parachute training schools - army parachutist wings; commandos; Australian army training team Vietnam; special air service regiment; 3 RAR parachute battalion group; 176 air despatch squadron; parachute riggers; regional force surveillance unit; Royal Australian air force parachutists; Royal Australian navy clearance divers; Australia miscellaneous organizations: national safety council of Australia; 222 cadet unit; air training corps; Australian air league. Part 4 New Zealand Second World War: coastwatchers; Fiji commandos; long range patrol and long range desert group; New Zealand independent companies (commandos). Part 5 New Zealand Post-Second World War: 1 Ranger company; army parachutist wings; New Zealand army training team Vietnam; New Zealand special air service; Royal New Zealand air force and Parachute training and support unit; Royal New Zealand engineers; Royal New Zealand infantry regiment parachute company; Royal New Zealand navy operational diving team.