Historical information

Victorian Volunteer Forces (1854)-1884. The Victorian Volunteer Forces became the primary defence forces of the Colony of Victoria after the withdrawal of the Imperial troops in 1870. The Victorian Volunteer Forces were disbanded in 1884

Physical description

5 year white metal badge for Victorian Local Forces, issued to W. Bennett. Circular badge with wreath around outside, crown on top, diagonal cross with stars on each point. Large circle inscribed "Local Forces", centre dome has 2 guns crossed, issued 1880

Inscriptions & markings

Outer Circle; Five Years Badge Small circle: Local Forces