|Recognise the badges?|
|Your very own Digger can be found here|
Digs is wearing the uniform of the World War 1 Australian army. Including the famous "Rising Sun" lapel and hat badges. He is also wearing my Australian/American friendship badge; and my Soldiers' Angel badge - both seemed to feel right to add to his uniform.
This is the very same style of uniform that my Great-Grandfather wore when he proudly marched off to war. Sadly he did not return to Sunny Australia - he lies in an unknown grave far from our shores.
A "Digger" was a nickname for the ANZAC troops - begun during WW1. There are many & varied explanations on what it means (see HERE for more details)
Digs and I will be heading off on a few photographic adventures in the upcoming months. Starting with the Douglas MacArthur Museum - right here in Sunny Queensland. Hopefully the Curators won't mind me bringing my Teddy in for a photo op.