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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-19, 05:11 PM
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Posted By guBulawayo
What size is the cursive R as it looks similar to...

What size is the cursive R as it looks similar to the one used by the Rhodesian Police Reserve, thanks Wayne
Forum: Military Buttons 14-06-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By guBulawayo
I have the following by Tiptaft 24mm 1st &...

I have the following by Tiptaft

24mm 1st & 3rd South African Infantry button from WWI.
J.W. Tiptaft & Son Ltd Birmingham

17.5mm 1st & 3rd South African Infantry button from WWI.
J.W. Tiptaft...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 11-05-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,688
Posted By guBulawayo
Btns I wonder if that JMT in script button...

Btns

I wonder if that JMT in script button was like the button below, which I am told is a Johannesburg Municipal Transport button.

Wayne
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Forum: Army 28-04-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By guBulawayo
Had the following back. Yes a unit...

Had the following back.

Yes a unit sweetheart sold in the canteen during the war. Also in series to this were cufflinks and pendant named to member ie Cpl Smith and sold in a ring box with small...
Forum: Army 27-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By guBulawayo
Magpie, in the book Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981...

Magpie, in the book Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981 by Baxter/Bomford/Van Tonder et al, this is shown under Regimental Association / Sweethearts badges.

I have emailed one of the authors to see if he...
Forum: Military Buttons 24-03-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By guBulawayo
Hi natal01, what was the name of the book this...

Hi natal01, what was the name of the book this info was in please. I would like to get a scan of the relevant page for my reference,

Thanks Wayne
Forum: Other Militaria 05-03-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By guBulawayo
Corps of Signals was formed in 1964, as The...

Corps of Signals was formed in 1964, as The Southern Rhodesia Corps of Signals. The crown was in use till 1970 so your photo would date around 1964-1970.

Wayne
Forum: Military Buttons 30-01-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By guBulawayo
Thanks Steven, will do

Thanks Steven, will do
Forum: Military Buttons 29-01-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By guBulawayo
Not SRAF, theirs shows a Lion holding a Tusk ...

Not SRAF, theirs shows a Lion holding a Tusk

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4885/33042902348_f21f65e470_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SkTvEU)SRAF 2 each size sold Gary Balke Dec 2017 10 - Copy...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 10-01-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By guBulawayo
Turns out it may be one of a number of things but...

Turns out it may be one of a number of things but Peruvian AF looks to be the closest design wise so far. The French AF one has a wider prop at the top and very little height difference from top of...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 09-01-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By guBulawayo
Thanks Didier, it has an American backmark...

Thanks Didier, it has an American backmark (SCOVILL MFG Co. (dot)) so I assume they made some buttons for France during WW1?

Regards Wayne
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 08-01-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By guBulawayo
Unknown US Button -

Hi All, does anyone know what unit (American?) may have used this design please - It is similar to Army Air Corps but that has a straight propeller. Maker is SCOVILL MFG Co.

Thanks Wayne
...
Forum: Military Buttons 02-01-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By guBulawayo
Thanks all Steven, I will certainly get back...

Thanks all

Steven, I will certainly get back to you re IDing any unknown buttons. I have various drawings done by Denis Darmanin and published some years back, these do include articles from BBS...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-12-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By guBulawayo
South African Buttons

My recently started collection of South African buttons, military and civil

Regards Wayne.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/31536710397_70eeabcad2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q3MTha)SA Buttons...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 26-12-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By guBulawayo
Hi Leigh, May I ask the details on the Prison...

Hi Leigh, May I ask the details on the Prison Service Medal please, I am working on a Nominal Roll and every bit I can get will help - PM me if you prefer.


Regards Wayne
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-12-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By guBulawayo
Unknown Officer? Scottish Unit??

Hi All, is there anyone who may be able to give some guidance on the photo below please. Would he be an officer and what unit may he be from? Is it possible to get a rough date of when this may have...
Forum: Military Buttons 07-12-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By guBulawayo
Not sure why my photo is not showing. Anyway...

Not sure why my photo is not showing.

Anyway the lion above the eagle looks just like that used by Imperial Airways, so I wonder if the button may be an early IA button?

Cheers Wayne
Forum: Military Buttons 04-12-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By guBulawayo
Unknown Air Force or Airways Button

Hi All, has anyone come across this button before please? It was apparently sold as Rhodesian WWII but that is not correct as their button had a lion and tusk and the eagle's wings are different as...
Forum: General Topics 02-03-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By guBulawayo
could you show a clearer pic of the button at the...

could you show a clearer pic of the button at the top please, looks to have some sort of wings? Thanks Wayne
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-01-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By guBulawayo
Sean I have asked a well known collector of...

Sean I have asked a well known collector of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean badges and he has confirmed it is a Zimbabwean badge, waiting on confirmation it is the School of Infantry badge., Wayne
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-01-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By guBulawayo
Yes far right is Royal Rhodesian AF, Wayne

Yes far right is Royal Rhodesian AF, Wayne
Forum: General Topics. 09-01-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,220
Posted By guBulawayo
Rhodesian buttons, plus badges and such to...

Rhodesian buttons, plus badges and such to B.S.A.P., Rhodesia Prison Service and to a lesser degree Rhodesian Air Force. I have a small select medal collection, mainly Rhodesian, plus some mini medal...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 09-01-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By guBulawayo
Wow very nice Dave, I esp like the early brass...

Wow very nice Dave, I esp like the early brass NRP button with lion & tusk, what design is on the black button to the right and above the early NRP button please, thanks Wayne
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 09-01-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By guBulawayo
No problem Phil. enamelled for Officers

No problem Phil. enamelled for Officers
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 07-01-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By guBulawayo
Northern Rhodesia Police

Whilst my main collection is British South Africa Police, I have picked up a few NRP items over the years, plus two early Zambia Police badges- I have some buttons in a seperate collection too.

I...
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