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Old 18-07-17, 05:42 PM
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In response to Phil's request....

The flash with the Jimmy and the Signals colours is the current Signals formation flash. The old 'bokkop' (buck head) has been replaced by the Jimmy.

The one directly below is the Army Gymnasium flash although the colours are 'off'

The other 3 are apparently 'fantasy' flashes i.e. the units did exist in some capacity but the flashes were never approved by SADF Heraldry.

I hope that helps ?

Note: They were included in some flashes that I purchased a while ago.
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Old 19-07-17, 12:24 PM
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Hi Mark
It's an impressive collection. Hopefully the forum will help it to grow.
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Old 09-08-17, 01:12 PM
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G'day Mark, what a great display, thanks for sharing. And G'day to the other Phil as well.

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G'Day Phil, nice to hear from you.
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Old 10-08-17, 07:38 AM
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Hi Mark,
You have a fantastic collection of SADF and SANDF badges and insignia. Well done. Have you ever seen a Zambia Signal Corps cap badge? Not the three different arm shields but a beret badge? I had to interview a New Zealander for our RNZSigs Corps History about 25 years ago who was OC 1 Zambia Signal Squadron before he went to RhSigs and he gave me his cap badge. It was a Royal Signals cap badge without a crown. I know there was some suggestion that the cap badge was supposed to have a Fish Eagle where a crown would go but I have never actually seen the badge with it. I would be interested to know if you or anyone else has seen one. Before switching to Arab Gulf State badges I had a collection of about 3000 world wide army signal badges including most of the South African ones.
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Old 20-09-17, 11:52 PM
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Hi Mark,
You have a fantastic collection of SADF and SANDF badges and insignia. Well done. Have you ever seen a Zambia Signal Corps cap badge? Not the three different arm shields but a beret badge? I had to interview a New Zealander for our RNZSigs Corps History about 25 years ago who was OC 1 Zambia Signal Squadron before he went to RhSigs and he gave me his cap badge. It was a Royal Signals cap badge without a crown. I know there was some suggestion that the cap badge was supposed to have a Fish Eagle where a crown would go but I have never actually seen the badge with it. I would be interested to know if you or anyone else has seen one. Before switching to Arab Gulf State badges I had a collection of about 3000 world wide army signal badges including most of the South African ones.
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HI Cliff,

Sorry for the late reply....thanks for the kind words regarding my collection, it is a work in progress as I still need a few items to complete it. In response to your question, no I have not seen a Zambia Signal Corps cap badge. I like you i was led to believe that in place of the crown there would be an eagle as per the insignia on the flashes but to date i have not actually seen the real deal. I will do some enquiries with my signals mates to see if they have seen one before......
I will get back to you asap

Mark

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Old 21-09-17, 01:13 AM
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Thanks Mark. Hope you have some success.
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Old 21-09-17, 11:45 AM
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Hi Cliff,

I have posed the question with my Signal Corps colleagues and also with all the folks in the various collectors groups that I belong to.....

When and if I get any responses you will be the first to know......

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Old 22-09-17, 09:49 AM
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I may add that I wrote to Zambia Defence and directly to the unit which if I recall correctly was at Ndola plus military attache in London about 10 times over about 30 years and only ever had one reply which was not to bother them. My contacts in Rhodesia did not know what they had after 1970.
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