Description

Description: Service Exemption Badge – Medically Unfit – World War 2 – No. 28774

Maker’s Name: KG Luke, Melbourne

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Service Exemption Badge – Medically Unfit – World War 2 – No. 28774 –  Complete with two lugs.

A scarce and highly desirable World War Two badge. 27mm x 20mm

The Exemption Badge was issued, during the Second World War, to men within the approved age limits volunteering for overseas service in the Australian forces during the Second World War, but who were rejected as being medically unfit. Applicants who were suffering from an evident disease or deformity were not eligible, and volunteers were required to have offered to serve in any of the defence forces before becoming eligible. The badge was then issued by the Army.