From Active Service Badge
The Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB)
is issued to Australian Defence Force personnel who have rendered
Its purpose is to enable individuals to display
their involvement in warlike service while in civilian attire,
where the wearing of a medal denoting such service is not
appropriate or possible. The ability for veterans to wear a badge
recognising the service and sacrifice involved in rendering war
service to Australia is a befitting tribute to these veterans.
As the award of the RASB is not governed by
statute, it has been the practice of Australian Governments to
determine conditions of eligibility for each conflict in
accordance with the circumstances existing at the time.
Contemporarily, it is awarded automatically
with the Australian
Active Service Medal 1945-75 and
current Australian Active Service Medal.