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Old 02-07-17, 02:16 AM
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Default 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 Image:

Air Mechanic to Warrant Officer Class I
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Old 02-07-17, 06:00 AM
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Interesting, the top one looks like a QC badge. I have the blacked backed badges (junior officers) in KC & QC but it's the first time I've seen that with a QC! Very nice and unusual
My KC version below.
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Old 02-07-17, 01:55 PM
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Hi Gents,

Another area I know very little about but must agree, some lovely looking badges there. Thanks for sharing and highlighting these.

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Photo from 1955 edition of Commando magazine showing the badges been worn. I like the uniforms and insignia of the UDF period post war and pre Republic.
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Old 06-07-17, 10:14 AM
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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 page)
http://saafww2pilots.yolasite.com/eric-johnson.php
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