About Julian Tennant

Julian Tennant

I have been collecting militaria for over 40 years, specialising in Airborne, Special Forces and unconventional warfare units. Along with military historian, Cliff Lord, I am co-author of ANZAC ELITE: The Airborne & Special Forces Insignia of Australian & New Zealand, published by IPL Transpress. A former soldier, I now work as a freelance photographer, writer and media content provider as well as lecturing in the Media department of the Central Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.

My collecting interests are predominantly in the following areas

  • Australian Airborne & Special Forces insignia and zippo lighters
  • African Airborne & Special Forces insignia
  • Pre 1954 French Indochina Airborne & Special Forces insignia
  • Burmese, Lao, Cambodian and post 1975 Airborne & Special Forces insignia
  • Australian Flying Corps insignia, 1914 – 1919
  • Pre 1919 military aviators brevets.

If you have items from any of these areas, that you would like to sell or trade, please contact me.

With well over three decades of collecting as well as well over a decades service in the regular army and reserves, I have accumulated a lot of militaria, which I will occasionally list here or on eBay, where I trade under the name of jules118. If you have specific interests and a defined ‘wants’ list, please feel free to contact me. I can also be found on Facebook at

Unless otherwise stated, the content and opinions on this page are my own. I retain the copyright on all my photographs and text, if you would like to use any of the content you see here, please ensure that you contact me prior to reproducing or publishing so that an appropriate usage license can be negotiated.



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