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Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-21, 07:56 AM
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Posted By milhistry
Badge and flash

Badge and flash
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-21, 07:49 AM
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Views: 514
Posted By milhistry
Blackened ones worn by all ranks on active...

Blackened ones worn by all ranks on active service.
Forum: Air Force 18-02-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By milhistry
The bullion ones would be intended for Blue...

The bullion ones would be intended for Blue Undress or Full Dress (pre WW2). Inversion likely a tailors mistake.
The other SAAF wings look fine. The RRAF letters one is IMO a fantasy item as I've...
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
Nice pair of 6 Div slipons. If you ever decide to...

Nice pair of 6 Div slipons. If you ever decide to part with them let me know. Might save you some Trade Me fees :)
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By milhistry
I tend to agree with suggestions that Rhodesian...

I tend to agree with suggestions that Rhodesian and South African stuff should belong together in the same section - whatever it is called. I am of course biased as I had family who served in the...
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By milhistry
Spurious indeed. I've looked at pretty much every...

Spurious indeed. I've looked at pretty much every photo of Rhodesian pilots in the gigantic Rhodesian Air Force history book and those posted all over the internet and have never seen one with RRAF...
Forum: Army 02-12-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By milhistry
https://www.samilitaria.com/SAM/product/2942-sa-ar...

https://www.samilitaria.com/SAM/product/2942-sa-army-artillery-master-gunner-ref-dw1-9-25/

Note winged grenade on 2nd image. This photo would be from after 1975 (based on uniform) yet the gunner...
Forum: Army 02-12-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By milhistry
The other bokkop version has the outlines in gold...

The other bokkop version has the outlines in gold but the rest in blue i.e. not all in gold. Not sure if genuine variation or a fake though.

I do wonder about the thin screenprint wings. I suspect...
Forum: Army 30-11-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By milhistry
Army Pilot Wings

Does anyone have reliable info on when(if) the various patterns of SA Army pilot wings were worn?

It appears in 1950s the winged grenade was worn. Then in the 1960s the springbok head on a sort of...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-11-20, 08:32 AM
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Views: 1,014
Posted By milhistry
Possibly Transvaal Scottish Volunteers. Collar...

Possibly Transvaal Scottish Volunteers. Collar dogs look more like TS thistles. There is a connection between the SH and TS.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By milhistry
Just wanting to display another corps' badge on a...

Just wanting to display another corps' badge on a hat I've got to complement a display I have in mind but pugarrees in reasonably condition & price seem to have become impossible to get nowadays
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By milhistry
Pugarree

Hi

Does anyone have a pattern or specification for making a NZ style pugarree for the lemon squeezer hat?

Besides the MR pattern which is of course current, originals to any other corps in good...
Forum: Army 30-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By milhistry
Suggest you contact the Rhodesian Services Museum...

Suggest you contact the Rhodesian Services Museum in Tauranga, New Zealand. Some of their volunteers literally wrote the book about the Rhodesia Regt. and are likely to be of assistance.
Forum: Army 25-06-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By milhistry
I've seen two photos where staff officer uniform...

I've seen two photos where staff officer uniform was worn by senior officers of this corps as befitting their ranks.

Brigadiers Schonland and Naudé.

Don't know what juniors would have worn....
Forum: General Topics 25-06-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By milhistry
FC/CTH wore a green and gold hackle on their...

FC/CTH wore a green and gold hackle on their khaki Balmorals with battledress. Regimental badges retained otherwise.
See http://smallwarssouth.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_8.html for pictures of the...
Forum: Army 11-11-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By milhistry
I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that...

I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that position - NMR and DLI members IIRC. They weren't officers either but agree more common to see the slip ons.
The South Africa titles were apparently...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-08-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By milhistry
Rhodesian military police

Does anyone know what armlets the Rhodesian MPs wore? We're they red on black or black on red or something else? Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By milhistry
NZ 1990s

NZ 1990s
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By milhistry
South African brassard in chilli red worn since...

South African brassard in chilli red worn since late 19 70s and beret official since 86 for wear when not on police duty
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By milhistry
SA 1960s/70s

SA 1960s/70s
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By milhistry
Good question! I think there are three...

Good question! I think there are three possibilities. 1. WW1 badges 2. Regimental badges with armband if they came from another unit 3.Temporary Staff badges with armband. I have not come across a...
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By milhistry
Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before...

Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before too but somehow missed that bit! I also recall something about black and white armbands in WW 1. Maybe someone can shed some light on that too? ...
Forum: Army 30-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By milhistry
There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website...

There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website that includes "non European " MPs unfortunately can't make out the badges as not a hi resolution image
Forum: General Topics. 30-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By milhistry
I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs...

I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs wore black on red within SA in WWII and their 1934 Dress Regs specified black on red but are understood to have worn British type red on black overseas....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By milhistry
The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward"...

The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward" badges with British style MP armlets. If you Google National Library of NZ and search the photo archive for military police there are some photos.
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