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Forum: Army 11-11-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By milhistry
I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that...

I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that position - NMR and DLI members IIRC. They weren't officers either but agree more common to see the slip ons.
The South Africa titles were apparently...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-08-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By milhistry
Rhodesian military police

Does anyone know what armlets the Rhodesian MPs wore? We're they red on black or black on red or something else? Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
NZ 1990s

NZ 1990s
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
South African brassard in chilli red worn since...

South African brassard in chilli red worn since late 19 70s and beret official since 86 for wear when not on police duty
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
SA 1960s/70s

SA 1960s/70s
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By milhistry
Good question! I think there are three...

Good question! I think there are three possibilities. 1. WW1 badges 2. Regimental badges with armband if they came from another unit 3.Temporary Staff badges with armband. I have not come across a...
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before...

Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before too but somehow missed that bit! I also recall something about black and white armbands in WW 1. Maybe someone can shed some light on that too? ...
Forum: Army 30-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By milhistry
There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website...

There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website that includes "non European " MPs unfortunately can't make out the badges as not a hi resolution image
Forum: General Topics. 30-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By milhistry
I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs...

I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs wore black on red within SA in WWII and their 1934 Dress Regs specified black on red but are understood to have worn British type red on black overseas....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By milhistry
The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward"...

The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward" badges with British style MP armlets. If you Google National Library of NZ and search the photo archive for military police there are some photos.
Forum: Air Force 31-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,391
Posted By milhistry
Squadron Officer Dunning and staff

Squadron Officer Dunning and staff
Forum: Air Force 31-05-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,391
Posted By milhistry
Some pictures Forgot to mention flight gear 😊...

Some pictures
Forgot to mention flight gear 😊 SA WAAF had pilots too.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By milhistry
Great picture! The sapper might be Mines...

Great picture! The sapper might be Mines Engineering Brigade. The two unknowns might be NRV or NVB. The equivalent of the Home Guard. They wore leather 03 equipment rather than 37 webbing. Looking...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-05-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By milhistry
Great picture! The sapper might be Mines...

Great picture! The sapper might be Mines Engineering Brigade. The two unknowns might be NRV or NVB. The equivalent of the Home Guard. They wore leather 03 equipment rather than 37 webbing. Looking...
Forum: Air Force 30-05-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,391
Posted By milhistry
Army style. Officers wore drab Bara theater...

Army style. Officers wore drab Bara theater jackets and skirts with f/s caps. Light khaki also worn. Other ranks wore ATS style caps in Khaki or f/s caps.
Forum: General Topics 30-09-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By milhistry
Late 1940s officers with Rh St C badges

Jacklin and Bently with Staff Corps badges on their caps.
Forum: Air Force 28-09-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By milhistry
Photo

Photo
Forum: Police 28-09-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,512
Posted By milhistry
Affirmative. I bet that would ruffle some...

Affirmative. I bet that would ruffle some feathers in the Household Division! :D
I've previously seen wartime CPS members referred to as Constable and the Warrant Card looks like it says Special...
Forum: Police 28-09-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,512
Posted By milhistry
Quite possibly. I recently came across this on...

Quite possibly. I recently came across this on the internet. It seems the Civic Guard was disbanded in 1949. The figure of justice badge appeared on the letterhead at the time so these badges must...
Forum: Army 23-09-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By milhistry
One of the northern natal commando units (might...

One of the northern natal commando units (might have been Dundee?) had a skull and bones on their shoulder flash. I wonder if it was inspired by the NFG badge or merely a coincidence?
Forum: General Topics 23-09-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By milhistry
No need to keep looking - the officers of the...

No need to keep looking - the officers of the SRAU wore them. Will post pictures once I am reconnected with my scanner.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-09-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By milhistry
That photograph was taken at the opening of...

That photograph was taken at the opening of Parliament in the 1930s. The officers are Capt Viljoen , Major Charles Meredith , Col George Brink (at that time OC Cape Command) and sitting is Maj Gen...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-08-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,105
Posted By milhistry
This chap appears to be wearing the Frock, Drab...

This chap appears to be wearing the Frock, Drab Veld, a 4-pocket khaki drill tunic introduced c. 1937 and popular with the gunners. From 1940 it was replaced by the familiar Bushjacket, Khaki Drill,...
Forum: Army 28-07-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By milhistry
And apparently reformed in the 1970s and now an...

And apparently reformed in the 1970s and now an ack-ack regt
Forum: General Topics 19-05-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By milhistry
Colrs look like they could be PAG but cap badge...

Colrs look like they could be PAG but cap badge doesn't
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