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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:20 AM
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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: 317
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: 156
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: 317
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: 195
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: 93
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: 298
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: 269
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: 269
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: 220
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: 195
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: 728
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: 728
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: 604
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...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Milmed
Post 1950 BOAC. Pattern worn until 1970's. ...

Post 1950 BOAC. Pattern worn until 1970's.

WWII pattern was slightly different leave design with white metal winged lion.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-08-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Milmed
The crown still appears to be sweated onto the...

The crown still appears to be sweated onto the cross. If it had been one piece, we would have seen the rear of the crown in the reverse shot.

Also the badge has lugs, so I am thinking this is a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By Milmed
There are NO South African badges in this group

There are NO South African badges in this group
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Milmed
It may be engineering but not sure. I doubt...

It may be engineering but not sure. I doubt Medical or Chaplain though
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-08-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Milmed
Been looking at some BOAC wartime pictures on...

Been looking at some BOAC wartime pictures on gettyimages and it looks like this style of button was also used by Flight crews. I suspect the BOAC button with the Griffon may be post WWII
Forum: General Topics. 17-08-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Milmed
Not all countries named there WWII medals. ...

Not all countries named there WWII medals.

As far as I am aware UK did not name WWII Medals

South Africa named all WWII medals with force number, Initials and Surname
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-08-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Milmed
I believe it is French

I believe it is French
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-08-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Milmed
Seen it worn by Wartime BOAC ground staff

Seen it worn by Wartime BOAC ground staff
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Milmed
Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African -...

Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African - Non European Army Service
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Milmed
A good fake example. Even if the 'veteran' passed...

A good fake example. Even if the 'veteran' passed the badge on, there was nothing stopping him from passing on a fake badge... and at 99 pence, the seller is a story teller...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Milmed
WIS shoulder title

I have tried searching for possible identification of this title but have not come up with anything concrete.

Does this look like something you may have seen before and have a positive ID for?
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