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Defence Honours & Awards

Australian Awards

Female Relative Badge

The Female Relatives’ Badge was established in 1940 for issue to the nearest female relative of a serving member of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Military Forces or Royal Australian Air Force. This badge was not issued to the relatives of members of the Merchant Navy.

This badge is no longer issued.


The badge is a round white metal badge that is edged with laurel leaves and surmounted by a crown. In the centre is a map of Australia and the words, ‘TO THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA’. Underneath is a bar bearing brass stars to represent each child on active service abroad.

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