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Old 09-05-17, 11:48 AM
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Can anybody tell me more about a "Sailor Sam" badge associated with the South African Navy in WW2?

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https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques...90910000478209

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That ad' has nothing to do with me. I just found it when trying to find out more about the example of the badge that I have.
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I can't remember the details but I think they were sold to raise war funds?
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Old 09-05-17, 04:33 PM
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Can anybody tell me more about a "Sailor Sam" badge associated with the South African Navy in WW2?

Example here:

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-antiques...90910000478209

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That ad' has nothing to do with me. I just found it when trying to find out more about the example of the badge that I have.
Yes, fund raisers, there were also Air Force and Army versions.
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Thanks to both for the reply.

Would the army and air force "characters" have had a name?
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Thanks to both for the reply.

Would the army and air force "characters" have had a name?
I am not sure?
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