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Old 17-05-17, 02:16 PM
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Default Lieutenant H.A. Hall. South African Heavy Artillery.

I already posted a photo of an officer wearing this cap badge,then again another one which I think is IMO one of the best looking artillery badge.....

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Its SA Heavy Artillery, not Horse
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Its SA Heavy Artillery, not Horse

Another misstep from the IWM....I should have known better,having posted one a long time ago.My apology.

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I see he's wearing normal artillery collars and not the small SAHA collars.
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Hi Alex,
Officers in the SAHA always wore grenade collars with title 'SOUTH AFRICA' and other ranks without collar badges.

I have never seen a photograph of SAHA with those small SAHA collars and it is my opinion that they were either a private purchase cap badge or if produced during WWI, that it was for some other use and not as collar badges.
The Castle Museum has a nice photograph album and history put together by I believe the commanding officer of the unit and none of the photographs show small SAHA badges.

If someone can produce a picture of SAHA wearing these on the collars, I will retract my opinion above.


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Hi Steven
Very interesting, thanks. As usual, your knowledge is amazing!
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