Belt buckle worn by Major Alfred Blannin, an officer in the Victoria Local Forces.

Alfred Blannin joined the Collingwood Rifle Company in 1862, then the Local Military Forces in 1864. In 1873 he became a member of the Victorian Rifle Association, and travelled with the Victorian Rifle Team to England in 1876. He wrote the book 'Hasty Notes of a Flying Trip with the Victorian Rifle Team to England and America in 1876' upon his return. In 1880, Blannin was awarded the National Rifle Association medal. That same year he co-founded the Pipe Clay Club, which later became the Naval & Military Club. Blannin was commissioned Major in 1882.

Physical Description

Brass belt buckle. Two interlocking circles. Motto moulded around edge of outer interlocking circle. Inner, interlocking circle moulded cross with five stars. Supported by two rectangular loops.

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