NEW ZEALAND SIGNAL CORPS
GILT COVERED BRASS
1912 - 1921
Although I can not give a specific reason, the above New Zealand Signal Corps cap badge made by Stokes & Sons of Melbourne is a Gilt covered badge.
Other than the Bronze version of this badge there was not a Gilt badge for officer’s like there are in latter versions of signals badges. All ranks I am advised by Les Stillman wore both the brass and gilt covered versions.
As you can see from the photograph further up the site, there were also gilt covered collar dogs as well