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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-06-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By milhistry
The dark badge worn with sand uniform and gilt...

The dark badge worn with sand uniform and gilt with drab as I understand it
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-06-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By milhistry
Not grubby ☺They came in gilt and in this...

Not grubby ☺They came in gilt and in this darkened form. Worn from circa 1950s to 19 70s by Foresters in Government Service on their best uniform. The latter was a sand coLour in summer and a...
Forum: Air Force 31-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,219
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: 2,219
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: 274
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: 274
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: 2,219
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: 325
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: 818
Posted By milhistry
Photo

Photo
Forum: Police 28-09-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,243
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: 4,243
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: 457
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: 325
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: 373
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: 814
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: 535
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: 590
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
Forum: General Topics 29-04-18, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By milhistry
Pre-War uniform consisted of Jacket, Service...

Pre-War uniform consisted of Jacket, Service Dress, Khaki Drill with SSB buttons (three protea flower heads), SSB collar badges, worn with shorts, Khaki Drill. Depending on the occasion belt was...
Forum: Army 26-02-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By milhistry
1923 is when the first printed 'Instructions for...

1923 is when the first printed 'Instructions for Dress' were issued by the UDF. That is not to say certain things weren't (or were) worn before then.

I had a look at the picture in the official...
Forum: General Topics 24-02-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By milhistry
From this...

From this https://www.britishpathe.com/video/stills/cadets-issue-title-like-father it appears that in training they wore "fatigues" Khaki Drill without colalr badges and the polo pattern helmet (in...
Forum: Army 24-02-18, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By milhistry
According to the official history of the...

According to the official history of the Regiment, khaki serge with green facings was worn around this time, along with white metal NMR shoulder titles. Smasher hat with cocks feathers was worn prior...
Forum: Air Force 11-02-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By milhistry
http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread...

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53909
Forum: Air Force 11-02-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By milhistry
Royal Rhodesian Air Force officers c. 1954-56

Royal Rhodesian Air Force officers c. 1954-56
Forum: Air Force 11-02-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By milhistry
Reminds me of a 44 Sqn badge but slightly...

Reminds me of a 44 Sqn badge but slightly different
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-02-18, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By milhistry
MP brassard / armlet

Hi

Does anyone know when the colour changes to MP armlets/brassards came in to effect?

In WWII they were red on black or navy blue and more recently they're black on red. When did it change?
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