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Forum: General Topics 09-10-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Milmed
No official shoulder title as this was a war time...

No official shoulder title as this was a war time raised unit and they generally did not have shoulder titles.

Bilingual titles were usually worn by corps units and single language (English or...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-10-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Milmed
125th Transport Truck Battalion DUI

The 125th Trans Truck Battalion was activated on 28 January 1955 in Germany.

The battalion was reorganized and designated on 20 February 1959 as 125th Transportation Battalion (Truck).

The unit...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 01-10-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Milmed
Looks like half of a ladies belt buckle clasp

Looks like half of a ladies belt buckle clasp
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 20-09-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Milmed
There was a Natal, South Africa unit called...

There was a Natal, South Africa unit called 'Victoria Mounted Rifles' 1862-1888 that was merged into the Natal Mounted Rifles. This may be a kepi badge of theirs.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Milmed
Looks similar to American Red cross lapel badges...

Looks similar to American Red cross lapel badges from the WWII era.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-19, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Luke, Friend request sent

Thanks Luke, Friend request sent
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-08-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Milmed
Hi Arthur, I think you missed one... Row 3 #2...

Hi Arthur,
I think you missed one...
Row 3 #2 = Natal Royal Regiment bi metal and missing a crown

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-08-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Luke H, That's great confirmation. These...

Thanks Luke H,
That's great confirmation. These RPS copy/fake badges are also seen with a slider which the originals never had. Similar SA badges that came out as fakes in the 80's include a WWI...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-08-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Milmed
Yes mostly SA, but there are some Indian, New...

Yes mostly SA, but there are some Indian, New Zealand, Malta, UK and Europea items as well. President Steyn Regiment with solid background is a fake. These appeared around the 80's so probably...
Forum: Army 17-08-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Milmed
http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/newinsig.htm

http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/newinsig.htm
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Milmed
I don't think Italian (they use 5 point stars). ...

I don't think Italian (they use 5 point stars).
These are 6 points, so possibly Austrian army rank
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Milmed
Nice collection Milhistory, More pictures...

Nice collection Milhistory,

More pictures here of Forestry insignia...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bosbou/albums/72157624553736360
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-07-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Milmed
Hi Ken, Nice picture and you are correct, it...

Hi Ken,
Nice picture and you are correct, it does look like a solid color helmet flash.

Similarly i have seen a picture of an RAMC private in typical Boer War khaki with a solid (maroon) helmet...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Milmed
Hi Mike, Thanks for your reply. I did see...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for your reply. I did see mention of the original facing collars having the scroll, but as you say, hens teeth. I also saw mention somewhere that the collars without scroll were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
Hi Steve, Taken a scrounge around and do see...

Hi Steve,
Taken a scrounge around and do see the resemblance of the bird and crown to Dutch air force insignia, so you are probably spot on with Dutch Air Force Chaplain. Will keep you in mind if I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Steve, I did not think dutch at all but...

Thanks Steve,
I did not think dutch at all but it may be a possibility. It appears to have possibly made by a jeweler. There are cut or file marks around the edges, very feint but present. The back...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
Air Force badge in need of ID

Got this badge today which to me appears to be WWII Greek partisan/resistance movement pilots badge, but that is only a guess and I am hoping someone here can positively ID it.

It appears to be...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-07-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
You can get new copies directly from the brigades...

You can get new copies directly from the brigades website for GBP20

https://shop.boys-brigade.org.uk/gifts/books/badges-of-the-brigade/
Forum: Army 27-06-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
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: 255
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: 355
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: 121
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: 166
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: 6,290
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
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