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Old 10-09-17, 03:44 PM
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Hello gents. Having found a South Africa 1st WW cap badge and shoulder title,can someone with the knowledge explain to me the differences between the two shoulder titles shown below.
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Owen 1265
http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/30353...Owen_1265.html


Same as the one I have.Owen ????
http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/28799...sing_lugs.html
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Hi Jo, the second title is Owen 1266. The first title(Owen 1265) was worn on the great coats of 1st SAI Brigade. The second title was worn on the tunic. These were worn by all 4 SAI Battalions. At least this is my understanding. Regards Andrew
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Hi Jo, the second title is Owen 1266. The first title(Owen 1265) was worn on the great coats of 1st SAI Brigade. The second title was worn on the tunic. These were worn by all 4 SAI Battalions. At least this is my understanding. Regards Andrew
Thank myou very much Andrew for the quick response,it's greatly appreciated.
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Hi,
Just taken a look at the links of the two titles. My understanding of there use is somewhat different to Andrew's and is based mostly on photographic evidence.

The first title is the standard issue and most prolific title worn on tunic epaulets by all 4 battalions of the SAI Brigade. Each battalion wore the number of the battalion above the title.

The second title is in my opinion a private purchase item and worn similarly to the first title on the tunic epaulets.

There are also a number of other private purchase titles worn by the various battalions, the most striking of which been the springbok and thistle titles of the 4th battalion.

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Thank you very much Steven for your comment,it's greatly appreciated.
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