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Forum: Army 27-06-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Cannot confirm but I have the same badge...

Hi,
Cannot confirm but I have the same badge acquired from an old SA collection and also unidentified.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Milmed
Hi Rob, Try this site for SA colors and...

Hi Rob,
Try this site for SA colors and markings. Unfortunately only 6 SA Div in Italy.
Its a wargamers site but pretty useful info originally from defunct website sacolours.co.za and the same info...
Forum: General Topics. 16-06-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Milmed
This is and always was a Rover Scouts cap badge....

This is and always was a Rover Scouts cap badge. Has nothing to do with Royal Scots
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Milmed
First two on top row are fashion items The...

First two on top row are fashion items

The naval I believe is Indian navy WWII and post

Canada I think is a general service button
Forum: Army 15-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Your father was correct, these Cape Corps...

Hi,
Your father was correct, these Cape Corps s/t do date from WWI as seen by the typical WWI style loops on the back. These did though find there way into use during WWII by the Cape Corps as well....
Forum: Army 10-06-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,146
Posted By Milmed
Hi Frank, Sorry for late reply. In the throws...

Hi Frank,
Sorry for late reply. In the throws of house renovations, so items all packed away and not easily accessed. When I get there I will scan the reverse of badges to show.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Milmed
Not South African. Very typical Canadian s/t...

Not South African.

Very typical Canadian s/t when I compare with Canadian titles I have of the WWII and post WWII period (ie. Letter font, width of letters, periods, colour of gm, etc.)

Steven
Forum: General Topics 30-05-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Milmed
Hi, I would say it is an early one. 1940's...

Hi,
I would say it is an early one. 1940's through 1950's

These would have been worn on a red shoulder board with section numbers in between the top and lower arcs of the title.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 28-05-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Authentic and used by VAD nurses in South...

Hi,
Authentic and used by VAD nurses in South Africa from early 1940's through to 1980's. Depending on the rear may assist in narrowing down those dates.

Regards
Steven
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-05-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Milmed
Hi Jon, Nice interesting picture. Would it be...

Hi Jon,
Nice interesting picture. Would it be possible to see enlargements of all the other people in order to verify the units?

As is I believe the following are represented:

Back row left to...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 20-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
GPO
Views: 191
Posted By Milmed
From research I have done re. GPO badges worn in...

From research I have done re. GPO badges worn in South Africa.

The script badge GPO with blades was a cap badge worn in the UK as well as in the colonies. The same badge with lugs was worn as a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Milmed
Unidentified cloth badges

Please assist in identifying these 3 cloth badges
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Milmed
1. SA - South African generic collar badge worn...

1. SA - South African generic collar badge worn below unit collar badge c.1951 - 1965

2. OCS - American collar badge

3. PC - Pioneer Corps WWII British

4. N - ??

5. RPC - Royal Pioneer...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-05-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Milmed
RAMC officers service dress collar badge...

RAMC officers service dress collar badge converted to sweetheart by addition of clasp pin
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-05-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Milmed
Correct, Cadets had a circular cap badge but...

Correct, Cadets had a circular cap badge but design very different to the one been discussed in this thread.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 13-05-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Milmed
This is the design of badge you would be needing....

This is the design of badge you would be needing. The lower scroll reads 'Army Hospital Corps' and is an extremely hard badge to find.

The same design of badge was used by MSC but the lower...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-05-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By Milmed
Stock standard St.John Ambulance Association...

Stock standard St.John Ambulance Association First Aid qualification badge worn on for-arm as mentioned in earlier post.

Worn by uniformed personal such as Police, Fireman, Railway workers who...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 11-05-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,086
Posted By Milmed
Hi BTNS, You may want to consider Johannesburg...

Hi BTNS,
You may want to consider Johannesburg Municipal Tramways or Johannesburg Municipal Transport for your JMT button.
I have examples in white metal as you describe, Script letters JMT with...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-05-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Milmed
See this thread for pictures of MSC and AHC...

See this thread for pictures of MSC and AHC badges. They essentially wore the same badge exept for the lower scroll reading either 'Army Hospital Corps' or 'Medical Staff Corps'

...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Milmed
The other is a collar badge of the First City...

The other is a collar badge of the First City Regiment from Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Milmed
SAC did not have helmets or helmet plates but I...

SAC did not have helmets or helmet plates but I do see the similarity in the lion on this HP vs. the lion on the SAC cap badges.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-05-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Milmed
No idea on the bike. There is a name on the side...

No idea on the bike. There is a name on the side of the bike but I cannot make it out. Do think though that the picture may have been taken in the Cape somewhere with the CP registration.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-05-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Milmed
RE Signal service dispatch rider

Following image of a WWI RE Signal Service dispatch rider found in Cape Town.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-05-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Milmed
Here are the badges I will be framing. Are...

Here are the badges I will be framing.

Are the collars for the APC correct or should I be using the QVC style as seen on the forage cap badge?

Any comments appreciated...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-04-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Milmed
Kenyan I believe ...

Kenyan I believe

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