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Traist 18-12-09 05:12 PM

South African Marines
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Hi, I recently found this badge and started asking around as I had not found a chromed badge like this before. It turns out to be SA Marines, 1950's. An old time collector told me the first badge for the SA Marines was the artillery cap and collars in brass, but the work dress on board ships was the chromed cap badge. I found it very interesting and thought I would share it. Regards Andrew

Alex Rice 19-12-09 09:35 AM

Hi Andrew
Nice one. That's the first time I've heard that, nice to know.

sailorbear 19-12-09 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Alex Rice (Post 54816)
Hi Andrew
Nice one. That's the first time I've heard that, nice to know.

Hi this link on the South African Marines may be of interest?

Regards Tony

Traist 19-12-09 04:54 PM

Thank you very much Alex and Tony. Regards Andrew

Alex Rice 19-12-09 07:21 PM

Hi Tony
Thanks for the link. Very interesting.

Artynut 29-01-10 04:16 AM

SA Marines
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Hello all on this link. I too came across the chromed badge shown earlier but had no clue as to what it was so now I've added it to where I'm lead to believe it should be. I'll try to scan it. Regards, David J.

Traist 29-01-10 05:51 AM

Hi David, I am glad that we may have helped. I looks as if your badge does not have a loose wheel. The one I have has a loose wheel. I wonder if it is the same or not? Could you post a picture just of the badge? Regards Andrew

Artynut 29-01-10 02:24 PM

Hello Andrew, Mine is a one piece badge, no mounted wheel, so either I have to now search for one like yours, or........? Thanks for your reply. Incidentally, I note you are in SA and can probably get SA stuff easily, Is there anything Canadian you might fancy (badge-wise)? Best regards, David.

irishhorse 29-01-10 02:54 PM

The South Africa Irish Regiment when an artillery unit also wore a similar badge, this was before they were converted back to infantry in 1960. Not sure if it was chrome or nickle plated ?.

Artynut 29-01-10 03:23 PM

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Andrew, Further to my last, here are the scans you requested. ( I hope to hear that they are "right" ) I only collect Artillery stuff and have over 50 pieces from SA. Pics of some are posted elsewhere on this site. Regards, David J.

Traist 30-01-10 05:19 AM

Hi Irishhorse, the SA Irish badge you are refering to was nickle plated. I do not have one in my collection yet. It is not easy to come by. Regards Andrew

Traist 30-01-10 05:21 AM

Hi David, I will see if I can confirm if your badge fits here, or if not, where it does fit. Regards Andrew

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