Uniforms Worn by the Australian SAS

Uniforms Worn by the Australian SAS

Included in the display of equipment, vehicles, boats and parachutes used by the Australian SAS since 1957 is a collection of uniforms. Illustrated here are some of the field uniforms worn by SAS soldiers engaged in operations in Borneo, South Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as garrison and ceremonial uniforms worn in Australia.

UNIQUE TO SASR

Although the British and New Zealand SAS, and the US Army Ranger Regiments also wear the 'Beige' or Sandy Beret, the Australian SAS Badge remains unique. The Australian SAS Badge, representing the flaming sword 'Excalibur', is of a common design to that of the British and New Zealand Regiments. However, it is a metal gold and silver badge on a black shield as opposed to the cloth or bullion badges of our British and New Zealand counterparts, and the same badge is worn by all SAS qualified members of SASR from Trooper to Colonel.