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Forum: Army 16-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Arthur R
Steven The shield is the coat of arms of...

Steven

The shield is the coat of arms of Fairmont High School in Durbanville, W Cape :
https://www.facebook.com/FairmontHighSchool/ .
Forum: Army 12-07-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Arthur R
Happened in the 1960s, as a result of the...

Happened in the 1960s, as a result of the establishment of the republic, although on a smaller scale. Several names were changed, followed by new badges and new Colours. Battle honours were...
Forum: Army 09-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Arthur R
If it's South African, and is orange rather than...

If it's South African, and is orange rather than red, it would indicate an OFS regiment. There weren't many : only Regiments De Wet, Louw Wepener and President Steyn, and this doesn't match their...
Forum: Army 10-05-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Arthur R
Re the rank badge : CSMs wore the plain crown. ...

Re the rank badge : CSMs wore the plain crown. The RQMS wore the crown in the wreath.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-12-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Arthur R
It's certainly the Danish royal arms, in the form...

It's certainly the Danish royal arms, in the form used between 1819 and 1903.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Arthur R
I agree with you that the term "non-operational"...

I agree with you that the term "non-operational" is a bit thick (my father too was in Coventry during the blitz), but it's in the regulations.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Arthur R
His medal ribbons appear to be : - Order of the...

His medal ribbons appear to be :
- Order of the Bath (?), Order of the Indian Empire (?), Military Cross
- WWI trio (with mention in despatches), India General Service Medal 1908-25, India GSM...
Forum: Other Militaria 23-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Arthur R
Meaning ; "Sending your family ... greetings". ...

Meaning ; "Sending your family ... greetings". The soldier's name seems to be Adolf Deperl, "Motorfuhrer" [vehicle driver] 6th Infantry Regiment. The addressee appears to have lived in Kronprinz...
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Arthur R
1 - Swartland Commando 2 - Natal Command...

1 - Swartland Commando
2 - Natal Command Maintenance Unit
3 - 84 Signal Unit
4 - SA Armoured Corps (former badge)
5 - SA Military Intelligence Service.
Forum: Army 07-11-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Arthur R
Both South African : - the badge belongs to 121...

Both South African :
- the badge belongs to 121 Battalion, SA Infantry Corps
- the flash belongs to the Intelligence College.
Forum: Other Militaria 24-10-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Arthur R
The number and prefix indicate that P. Botha was...

The number and prefix indicate that P. Botha was a member of the Cape Corps. If he had the Africa Star, he ought to have had the 1939-45 Star, the War Medal and the Africa Service Medal too (and...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-10-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Arthur R
Definitely not the correct ribbon. The correct...

Definitely not the correct ribbon. The correct ribbon, for all campaigns, is red with a yellow centre stripe edged in red, white and blue, as shown on this page :...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Arthur R
It's the coat of arms which the Brakpan...

It's the coat of arms which the Brakpan municipality in the Transvaal adopted in 1967. Perhaps this was some kind of commemorative item, or a badge for municipal officials such as traffic police to...
Forum: General Topics 02-10-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Arthur R
FWIW, the Cape Town Irish Volunteer Rifles...

FWIW, the Cape Town Irish Volunteer Rifles (1885-91) wore a badge like this on their pillbox forage caps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Arthur R
Is the picture not upside down? The position of...

Is the picture not upside down? The position of the stalks of the two sprays of leaves suggest that the design is actually this
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with the sword reversed. The sword is a broken one, i.e....
Forum: General Topics. 29-07-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Arthur R
The combination of medals looks feasible to me. ...

The combination of medals looks feasible to me. It covers a period of about 37 years (1916-53).

The jubilee and coronation medals are in the correct order (1935-1937-1953). The QE II coronation...
Forum: Army 20-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Arthur R
It may still be worn. The photo of the RSM...

It may still be worn. The photo of the RSM posted above, which apparently dates from 2007, shows the rose below the badge.
Forum: Army 17-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Arthur R
I believe it represents Princess Margaret, who...

I believe it represents Princess Margaret, who was appointed colonel-in-chief of the RLI after the royal visit in 1947. At that time, she was known as Princess Margaret Rose.

The previous...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-06-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Arthur R
Good progress. The photo of Brink and the other...

Good progress. The photo of Brink and the other officers must be from a later occasion, though, as he's clearly wearing a general officer's cap badge and gorget patches. He was promoted to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By Arthur R
Something to do with the Salvation Army, perhaps?...

Something to do with the Salvation Army, perhaps? The celestial crown on the first badge is similar to the one on their current emblem, and the monogram forming the second badge is their initials,...
Forum: General Topics. 28-04-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Arthur R
A few more : Photo 2 : belt 1 : 'Wit...

A few more :

Photo 2 : belt 1 : 'Wit Rifles' s/title presumably Witwatersrand Rifles (South Africa).

Photo 3 : belt 1 : '2 SAHA' s/title appears to be 2nd South African Heavy Artillery WWI.
...
Forum: General Topics. 28-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Arthur R
That's quite a collection. To set the ball...

That's quite a collection. To set the ball rolling :

Photo 1 : belt 1 : the crowned CP2 monogram is Cape Police District 2, from Cape Colony 1890s.

Photo 2 : belt 2 : the crests in buckled...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Arthur R
Deleted.

Deleted.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-04-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Arthur R
Peter Monahan is on the right track (no pun...

Peter Monahan is on the right track (no pun intended). SARRC stands for 'SA Railways Recreation Club' and SASOK for the Afrikaans translation, 'SA Spoorwee Ontspanningsklub'. Various SARRC/SASOK...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Arthur R
The first shield is the Southall borough council...

The first shield is the Southall borough council arms, granted in 1936.

http://www.civicheraldry.co.uk/middlesex.html
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