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Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Today, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Brian Conyngham
:D

:D
Forum: General Topics 12-06-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Neil Yes some very nice badges. Don't be...

Hi Neil

Yes some very nice badges. Don't be put off by the cast ones, SA Forces used many of these. Looks like some were mounted on a board at some time, certain materials can blemish badges.
...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Rob Sorry unable to assist, at first...

Hi Rob

Sorry unable to assist, at first thought they might be wings?

In WW1 the SA Motor Cyclist Corp badge was a winged wheel.

Brian
Forum: Army 05-06-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Rob, nice picture.

Thanks Rob, nice picture.
Forum: Army 04-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Frank Yes, a local pick up, apparently...

Hi Frank

Yes, a local pick up, apparently came out of an old collection a local dealer had recently acquired.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven it is Glendore...

Steven it is Glendore...
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Mike That is fantastic...definitely confirms...

Mike

That is fantastic...definitely confirms Stevens claim that Cape Town is the home of these badges.

Much appreciated.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Brian Conyngham
I had missed Mikes earlier post, so now I have...

I had missed Mikes earlier post, so now I have seen 3....
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven Alan Taylor from the SAAF Museum gave...

Steven

Alan Taylor from the SAAF Museum gave me that PE info.

There is an area in PE called Glendore close to the airport.

Brian
Forum: Army 01-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Natal Carbineers Victorian Sabretache/ Pouch badge

Hi

Another box ticked this week, a rather nice Vic NC Sabretache/Pouch badge, to one of my favourite Natal regiments.

Its been a good year so far...

Brian
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Glendore Boarding House

Hi All

I recently acquired this rather unusual badge that was by all accounts handed out to naval and air force servicemen who stayed at the Glendore Boarding House Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern...
Forum: Army 19-05-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Good news. A few years back I won a nice RN...

Good news.

A few years back I won a nice RN medal group with a Russian post War medal from the same source. When I received the group the Long Service Good Conduct medal that the paperwork...
Forum: General Topics 19-05-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Frank, talking Christmas cards I received one...

Frank, talking Christmas cards I received one from a medal mate in the UK yesterday! It has taken 6 months to get here.... appalling service!

Brian
Forum: Army 19-05-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Gerry Not the best example but I have...

Hi Gerry

Not the best example but I have never seen a fake to be honest, this one appears to be possibly lead and they were all hand made. It has been given a brass wash, not uncommon with SA lead...
Forum: General Topics 18-05-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Sadly its a hit and miss situation, the SA Post...

Sadly its a hit and miss situation, the SA Post Office is in a shambolic condition. They have massive issues with a large number of branches trying to pay Covid 19 Govt monthly grants to the...
Forum: Army 17-05-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for heads up Andrew...

Thanks for heads up Andrew...
Forum: Army 17-05-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi I concur with Frank, seen many SA badges...

Hi

I concur with Frank, seen many SA badges pop up on auctions in the UK. Just keep perusing a few badge sites/auctions.

Great thing is I have not seen any copies besides bronze WW2 Sand cast...
Forum: Army 13-05-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Paul Difficult question, I would suspect...

Hi Paul

Difficult question, I would suspect the SA Tank Corps but I have seen period pictures where a variety of badges were worn around this period. This was before the formation of the 6th SA...
Forum: Army 12-05-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Corps badge and would he have worn the 7th...

Corps badge and would he have worn the 7th Armoured Division Jerboa shoulder flash?


Many thanks,
Paul[/QUOTE]

Paul from what I understand, only the 4th SA Armoured Car Regiment was entitled...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Brian Conyngham
7th Medium Regt

Hi

Hope this helps?

7th Medium Regiment SAA (Fd) According to the H H Curzon seniority list, the regiment was formed on the 16th September 1939. After serving in East and North Africa it later...
Forum: Army 07-05-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Yes, both mine are by Gaunt, suspect they were...

Yes, both mine are by Gaunt, suspect they were all made by them? Interesting point that this one has been enameled, have to definitely concur with Frank that it was privately done. Yes never seen...
Forum: Off topic 04-05-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Brian Conyngham
When I was a lot younger there were loads of...

When I was a lot younger there were loads of blasting near our home as they were making a new freeway. Can clearly remember watching this and they used to cover the blast area with large blast...
Forum: Army 04-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for the pic showing the variation,...

Thanks for the pic showing the variation, interesting did the shoulder title come blackened like that?

Brian
Forum: Army 04-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Steven Pictures showing collars, yes...

Hi Steven

Pictures showing collars, yes without scroll...took me awhile to find these.
Forum: Police 03-05-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Brian Conyngham
100% correct from what I know. Only cloth badges...

100% correct from what I know. Only cloth badges worn by Koevoet (Crowbar) members.
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