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Forum: Army 06-09-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Iain, quite possibly. They might even have been...

Iain, quite possibly. They might even have been officers private purchase as they are rather scarce? This is just speculation but cannot see a normal private buying a fancy badge ahead of a few...
Forum: General Topics 04-09-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Brian Conyngham
The IMC and CC also wore caps, see link below: ...

The IMC and CC also wore caps, see link below:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85384
Forum: General Topics 04-09-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Brian Conyngham
From what I can ascertain (I'm not an expert,...

From what I can ascertain (I'm not an expert, just been collecting for a number of years) the dress code amongst South Africans in general was a lot laxer than many other commonwealth forces,...
Forum: Army 03-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven I have a Death plaque to a Stokes Mortar...

Steven I have a Death plaque to a Stokes Mortar battery chap KIA in GEA. Also have a medal group to them. Tydens has let me down a number of times, definitely not a comprehensive record, great but...
Forum: Army 03-09-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Roy Your collection is mind blowing,...

Hi Roy

Your collection is mind blowing, congratulations on such a fine collection, never seen so many variations, thanks for posting them in your album.

Brian
Forum: Army 02-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for posting Darrell Looks like my one...

Thanks for posting Darrell

Looks like my one with OPS HURRICAN on it, I will have a look when I get home.
Forum: Army 02-09-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Roy I like motorcycle units, have a number...

Roy

I like motorcycle units, have a number of medal groups to them. Do you collect to motorcycle units?

I have one, given to me by a Rhodesian collector a number of years ago. Very scarce I...
Forum: Army 02-09-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Brian Conyngham
The 6th is a nice find, never seen one before. I...

The 6th is a nice find, never seen one before. I have about 4 variations.

Brian
Forum: Army 02-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Iain I have both, there are numerous...

Hi Iain

I have both, there are numerous variations, yes, the common consensus being private purchase items.

William had a very comprehensive selection possibly the best at one time.

Regards...
Forum: General Topics 01-09-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Here is a link: This should help with...

Here is a link:

This should help with Rhodesian flashes..

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73882&highlight=helmet+flashes

Some South African flashes.
...
Forum: General Topics 01-09-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi I have a set of mint helmet flashes to...

Hi

I have a set of mint helmet flashes to the Railway Brigade WW2 and they are definitely reversed. So I take it that if they were different ( colours being vertical) they would be reversed and...
Forum: Army 28-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Brian Conyngham
New Additions for my Natal Collection

Hi

Was fortunate to acquire "at a cost" some nice new additions. A Northern Districts Mounted Rifles slouch badge with original cloth backing with shoulder title and a scarce Zululand Mounted...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-06-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Brian Conyngham
SA Cape Corps

Found these today on FB...

Interesting as there are not many pictures of the WW2 Era Cape Corps bearing arms. They were mostly utilised as drivers, stretcher bearers, cooks etc

The one picture...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Just love those old newsreel commentary's.....

Just love those old newsreel commentary's.....
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-06-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Brian Conyngham
:D

:D
Forum: General Topics 12-06-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
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: 12
Views: 771
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: 389
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Rob, nice picture.

Thanks Rob, nice picture.
Forum: Army 04-06-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
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: 274
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven it is Glendore...

Steven it is Glendore...
Forum: General Topics 01-06-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
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: 274
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: 274
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: 389
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: 274
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...
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