Description: Returned Soldiers & Sailors Imperial League Australia Badge – 1921
Maker’s Name: Stokes and Son
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Returned Soldiers & Sailors Imperial League Australian Badge – 1921 – Complete with two lugs. No. 8062.
A very scarce early RSL badge.
The Returned and Services League of Australia (often abbreviated to RSL) is a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
It was formed as the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia in 1916, became the Returned Sailors’ Soldiers’ and Airmens Imperial League of Australia in 1940, and became the Returned Services League of Australia in 1965. The change to its current name was made in 1990 to reflect the organisation’s concern for current as well as former servicemen and servicewomen. The patron of the RSL is Queen Elizabeth.