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Forum: Army Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Milmed
First NMR title cap badge I have seen in gilding...

First NMR title cap badge I have seen in gilding metal. I stand under correction but from what I understand these should only be in white metal.

Could this be a possible copy/repro produced from...
Forum: Army Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By Milmed
Sorry No idea BTNS

Sorry No idea BTNS
Forum: Army Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Milmed
I would put it in the uncommon category as they...

I would put it in the uncommon category as they do appear from time to time.
Forum: Army Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By Milmed
Not that I am aware of. The Staats artillery...

Not that I am aware of. The Staats artillery uniforms and buttons were supplied by the local rep of Hobson & Sons I believe.

The dutch artillery button in my opinion probably came from a Dutch...
Forum: Army 02-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Rob, I have seen pictures of Basil in...

Thanks Rob,
I have seen pictures of Basil in uniform during the war and he was badged as a staff officer. Not sure post war but as OC of the unit he probably still wore staff officer insignia. I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-06-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Milmed
The MS Anchor may be something related to...

The MS Anchor may be something related to Merchant Shipping (I'm sure I have seen this item amongst German or Italian colonial items)

The propeller in circle is an Itailian AirForce trade badge...
Forum: Headdress 29-05-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Milmed
And the French medical badge is also not WWII. It...

And the French medical badge is also not WWII. It is a more modern post war badge that is still currently worn...
Forum: Army 28-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Milmed
SA Corps of Scientists (194772)

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The Government Gazette of 5 September 1947 announced the formation of a new unit within the Union Defence Forces. It would be called the South African Corps of Scientists and it would be under...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 26-05-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Milmed
Correct, Post WWII Alpine medical corps...

Correct,
Post WWII Alpine medical corps soldiers badge. Medical Officers (Doctors, Pharmacists, etc.) had different badges.

These were made of plastic and sewn to the Alpine cap. Plastic badges...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Milmed
Been meaning to upload these for quite some time...

Been meaning to upload these for quite some time and finally got round to it.
Picture before glass and frame and other after putting behind glass.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Milmed
As this thread is active again, here are the...

As this thread is active again, here are the pictures of the Air Sergeants jacket I mentioned in an earlier post
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 19-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Milmed
Someones grandchild got to his Grannies badge...

Someones grandchild got to his Grannies badge with a pot of Humbrol paint :D
Forum: General Topics 19-05-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By Milmed
Tony, Just a thought regarding the badges you...

Tony,
Just a thought regarding the badges you wore as a national serviceman and a uniform of the unit that Brian shows in another post.

This is not based on any evidence, but maybe the generic...
Forum: Army 19-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By Milmed
Hi Brian, I may have the answer regarding the...

Hi Brian,
I may have the answer regarding the English and Afrikaans CFA titles. Was going through some documentation recently and found a copy of the CFA dress regulations.
The English title was...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Milmed
Hi Brian, Taking a look at old posts and I...

Hi Brian,
Taking a look at old posts and I believe this may be an Engineer and not gunner. Those collar badges are what the SAEC(railways) wore in Europe WWI. Gunners wore the small flamed grenade...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 13-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By Milmed
CVV-groep (Centrale Vluchtinlichtingen- en Verbindingsgroep) pin

While sorting through my odds, I found this interesting little enamelled pin, so started a hunt on google with the information at hand namely (CVV and a Latin scroll 'Caelum Tuemur' [We Watch over...
Forum: The Home Front 08-05-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Milmed
Regular OR's badge that is in need of a polish :)

Regular OR's badge that is in need of a polish :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-05-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Milmed
Durban Light Infantry WWI 4th South African...

Durban Light Infantry

WWI 4th South African Infantry
Forum: General Topics. 06-05-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Milmed
Bicarbonate of soda (Backing soda) will also...

Bicarbonate of soda (Backing soda) will also remove odours. Pour some in a container, place badge next to container and cover both together. Leave for a week. The odours should be gone after that.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-05-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Milmed
Yes I know the picture you are referring to. It...

Yes I know the picture you are referring to. It was part of a very big collection of badges that sold last year I believe. If you look through the whole collection you will find quite a few...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Milmed
Just a few more thoughts on this Not been an...

Just a few more thoughts on this Not been an 'Auxiliary Territorial Service' title.

I tend to look for empirical proof of an item before accepting it as valid, so have following two points to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-04-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By Milmed
Allison, Looking at the construction (sand...

Allison,
Looking at the construction (sand cast) I would be thinking a bazaar made item in either India or Central to North Africa. Also I don't believe it is a converted shoulder title. It appears...
Forum: The Home Front 27-04-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Milmed
To my knowledge, all non voided ones are fakes....

To my knowledge, all non voided ones are fakes. The good ones are voided.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-04-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
I can confirm WWII Belgium signal corps badge. ...

I can confirm WWII Belgium signal corps badge.

Refer to Guido Rosignoli book on WWII army badges.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Milmed
NOT Natal Police. This badge hallmarked 1929. NP...

NOT Natal Police. This badge hallmarked 1929. NP disbanded c.1910
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