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Forum: Police 02-09-17, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By milhistry
Railways Police

This helmet has the 1950s badge of the SA Railways Police on it. I would be very interested to know when and by whom this type of helmet was worn. Does any one out there perhaps have a photo of...
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 05-08-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By milhistry
See http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01277.php ...

See http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01277.php
If you are after a quick answer , scroll down to the last paragraph.
Forum: Army 04-08-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By milhistry
And here is another of an officer, Capt Forbes...

And here is another of an officer, Capt Forbes MC. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205294886 Can't quite make out the shoulder title but likely to be S.AFRICA or SOUTH AFRICA?
Forum: Army 04-08-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By milhistry
Very interesting. Here is another group of MOs in...

Very interesting. Here is another group of MOs in France: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205237752
The Capt on the right bears some resemblance but this may just be coincidence.
Forum: Headdress 07-07-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By milhistry
There was one in the Australian War Memorial...

There was one in the Australian War Memorial Museum about twenty years ago. Don't know if that's its home or whether it ws on loan.
Forum: Air Force 06-07-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By milhistry
Interesting ribbon arrangement too! Here are...

Interesting ribbon arrangement too!

Here are a couple more:
A full length of Lt Joubert
http://saafmuseum.org.za/korean-war-60th-anniversary/

And a close up of Maj Johnson (half way down the...
Forum: Air Force 02-07-17, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By milhistry
SAAF 1950s

IMO some of the nicest SAAF badges and uniforms appeared during the 1950s. Much smarter than the plac-a-tac they wear now.

1st Image:

Top: Colonel/Brigadier

Bottom: 2/Lt to Commandant

2nd...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 02-07-17, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By milhistry
As far as I've been able to work out (from...

As far as I've been able to work out (from photographs) the eagle with lion and tusk was worn c.1950-51 by the SR Aux AF. They even wore them on SD caps which I thought was unusual as they looked...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By milhistry
Staff Corps, Permanent Staff, Temporary Staff

What exactly were the differences between these corps and who wore what badges?

I've read that NZSC were officers and NZPS were WOs and NCOs involved in admin and training from 1911 to 1947...
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By milhistry
Thanks for the quick reply!!

Thanks for the quick reply!!
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By milhistry
NZA collar grenades

Hi

Any gunners out there please able to tell me when and by whom the flaming grenades with N Z A on the scroll were worn?

Thanks
Forum: Air Force 21-05-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By milhistry
This wing was actually a cap badge. Have a look...

This wing was actually a cap badge. Have a look at the last article and photo here: http://saafww2pilots2.yolasite.com/saaf-ww2-uniforms-and-insignia.php
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-05-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,428
Posted By milhistry
l have found a reference to a Capt ECK Jamieson...

l have found a reference to a Capt ECK Jamieson (note spelling) awarded MBE. He served in the Pay Corps according to Buchan's history of the South African Forces in France. I was not aware that there...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-04-17, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By milhistry
Another South African (sort of) VC...

Major William Anderson Bloomfield VC.

A "Scotch-African" VC holder. Born in Scotland he married a Boer lady pre-Boer War and served in the Boer Forces. He was awarded the VC for actions in East...
Forum: Navy 29-04-17, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By milhistry
How much would postage be to NZ? That's...

How much would postage be to NZ? That's unfortunately usually the killer for book purchases from SA:(
Forum: Navy 29-04-17, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By milhistry
First ones from my own collection. The last one...

First ones from my own collection. The last one possibly photographed at the War Museum in Jhb a long time ago.
Forum: General Topics 29-04-17, 03:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By milhistry
4 SAI again

Back to the SA Scottish. An interesting group photo of Officers. Note variety of headgear. Cap bands a la Scots Guards even!
Forum: General Topics 29-04-17, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By milhistry
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/2053...

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205389083
Forum: General Topics 29-04-17, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By milhistry
Thanks for all the information and links! One of...

Thanks for all the information and links! One of my relatives was on staff of O/C 1 Mil Dist/Cape Comd HQ from the mid 1920s to early 1940 hence the interest. I have been able to fill in quite a few...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By milhistry
Ah.. That explains it. I thought I had missed...

Ah.. That explains it. I thought I had missed something somewhere.
I was just surprised to see the chap wearing the SA Mounted Riflemen badge on his cap as all the pictures I've seen before officers...
Forum: General Topics 28-04-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By milhistry
1 SAI wore the "goat-in-the-porthole" as cap...

1 SAI wore the "goat-in-the-porthole" as cap badge in common with 2,3 & 4 SAI. Collar badges were a springbok face over a ribbon with motto. They were actually the inspiration for the "bokkop" badges...
Forum: General Topics 28-04-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By milhistry
1 SAI wore the "goat-in-the-porthole" as cap...

1 SAI wore the "goat-in-the-porthole" as cap badge in common with 2,3 & 4 SAI. Collar badges were a springbok face over a ribbon with motto. They were actually the inspiration for the "bokkop" badges...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-04-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By milhistry
Did anyone suggest he was wearing a SALH badge?

Did anyone suggest he was wearing a SALH badge?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-04-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By milhistry
Another interesting photo! He appears to be...

Another interesting photo! He appears to be wearing the 1st pattern SA Service Corps badge on his collar (have only ever seen pictures of the badge - never worn). His cap badge was the standard...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-04-17, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By milhistry
He appears to be wearing a South African Mounted...

He appears to be wearing a South African Mounted Rifles cap badge. Presumably he was seconded to the SANLC.
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