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Old 01-06-18, 10:14 PM
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Default Rare SAAF " sea rescue " titles

Just thought I would share .
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Old 02-06-18, 05:41 AM
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Very nice, well done. I have a single but it's the first time I have seen a matching pair. One of thee forum members has a SA Medical Corps title with the rescue boat on it for the medics who were on the launches. Only one I have seen!
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Old 02-06-18, 06:08 AM
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thanks guys
very interesting.
i would never had known these were the way they were issued.
any chance of seeing a pic of the rear
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Old 02-06-18, 12:46 PM
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I don't know if these were issued or official. They were obviously hand made so may have been unofficial.
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Old 03-06-18, 06:13 AM
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very interesting
thanks alex and steve
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Old 03-06-18, 11:22 AM
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Unique, had never seen this badge before. Where would this unit have served?
English Channel? Mediterranean?
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Old 03-06-18, 04:26 PM
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Just thought I would share .
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Well done. Like Alex, I have a single, this was a great find. Regards Andrew
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Old 03-06-18, 05:02 PM
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Unique, had never seen this badge before. Where would this unit have served?
English Channel? Mediterranean?
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Gordon's Bay in False Bay, South Africa.

They may have also served in Durban Harbor and/or Port Elizabeth Harbor, but I am not sure of these two.

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Old 04-06-18, 03:32 PM
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Unique, had never seen this badge before. Where would this unit have served?
English Channel? Mediterranean?
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They served all along the SA Coast line during WW2.

Theses were locally produced suspect in the shipwrights workshops.

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Old 04-06-18, 03:35 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SOUTH-AFR...-/351786611491

Great book all about these guys. The said badge appears on the back cover.

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Old 04-06-18, 04:27 PM
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http://www.saairforce.co.za/the-airf...aaf/crashboats

Another site giving a general overview on the SAAF Crash Boats.
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