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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-11-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Milmed
I have my doubts about these two ATS titles. ...

I have my doubts about these two ATS titles.

The material printed on does not match other slip on titles I have seen. The two appear to be of different weaves but the ATS stamps are identical.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-11-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Milmed
Looks like a commercial fashion button and not...

Looks like a commercial fashion button and not military
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Milmed
Terry, I stand under correction but from what I...

Terry,
I stand under correction but from what I have found it appears to be a s/t worn by SJAB Cadets post WWII
Forum: Army 10-11-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Milmed
Early years of the UDF with lack of insignia for...

Early years of the UDF with lack of insignia for Commando units and even PF units. Seen many pictures c.1912 - 1914 where PF in new uniform but without any insignia, and suspect same was for Commando...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-11-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Milmed
Not sure of the GE but SCC stands for School...

Not sure of the GE but SCC stands for School Cadet Corps.

Very typical s/t of early South African school cadets badge
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-10-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By Milmed
I understand it is an indication of his rank

I understand it is an indication of his rank
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-10-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Milmed
The BSAP (Rhodesian Police Force) had a similar...

The BSAP (Rhodesian Police Force) had a similar badge worn in the 1960's to 1980's. IT was same badge but with an outer circle around the square. It was a Radio Operator's badge and I suspect worn by...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-10-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Milmed
They are US Army buttons and not even shoulder...

They are US Army buttons and not even shoulder board buttons so I think they have been placed there in error by someone. If there was nay connection to the US I would expect at least to have seen US...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-10-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Milmed
Alex, Could it be a buglers qualification...

Alex,
Could it be a buglers qualification badge? Just thinking out load...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-10-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Milmed
Argentina Navy Tactical Divers Group - Officers...

Argentina Navy Tactical Divers Group - Officers in Gold and enlisted in Silver
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-10-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Milmed
State Registered Nurse

State Registered Nurse
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-10-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Milmed
The image in Curson is the standard post 1922...

The image in Curson is the standard post 1922 SASC badge with the central device been the letters SASC over ZAI. This was later changed in 1926 to SASC over SAI. Curson's dates are incorrect for this...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Milmed
Yes Chris, that extra S in the script is where...

Yes Chris, that extra S in the script is where the potential confusion has come in with someone speculating that it is an early South African Service Corps badge. I say speculate as there is...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-10-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Milmed
Dockyard Police cap badge Terry.... Nothing to do...

Dockyard Police cap badge Terry.... Nothing to do with QARNNS

This was the pattern worn by Seargents
Constables only wore the anchor without crown
Inspectors had a wreath around the anchor and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Milmed
I believe that is just hearsay on an unidentified...

I believe that is just hearsay on an unidentified badge.

The South African Service Corps did indeed have an early badge of an eight pointed star but the central device was the Union coat-of-arms...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-10-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Milmed
The Infantry and two Medical badges may not be...

The Infantry and two Medical badges may not be European. Try searching in South American military units.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-10-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Milmed
Service with RASC in India

Hi,
I am helping out a neighbor to piece together her fathers service during WWII.

He had shared very little information with the family except that he had served in India and finished up as a...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Milmed
Same here in South Africa before we started...

Same here in South Africa before we started making our own buttons in the 1950's, we had UK made buttons with South African supplier names as a back mark. This is noted on some buttons going back to...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-09-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Milmed
That little cannon is just for the entertainment...

That little cannon is just for the entertainment of visitors to the Castle.

The real noon day gun is fired everyday from Signal Hill...

https://www.capetown.travel/signal-hill-noon-gun/
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Milmed
AA = Anti Aircraft unit

AA = Anti Aircraft unit
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 12-09-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Milmed
Both badges original. KC Vol crown looks like it...

Both badges original. KC Vol crown looks like it was damaged at some point in its life.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Milmed
These were worn on the shoulder boards and they...

These were worn on the shoulder boards and they were for ordinary soldiers.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Arthur

Thanks Arthur
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Milmed
Resurfacing an old thread. Was looking at...

Resurfacing an old thread.

Was looking at this badge again and the C appears to be mostly at the back of the badge, so can I assume it is the last letter?

The C and the P are both stippled and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-09-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Milmed
I suspect quite a few of these may be South...

I suspect quite a few of these may be South African and school cadet related.

8 = Pinetown High (school cadets)

10 = 'I' Hoer Skool Kadette ('I' High School Cadets) - see this link for similar...
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