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Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-02-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Brian Conyngham
I concur there are not many around, if I recall...

I concur there are not many around, if I recall there are a few in the Official history of First City. It was such a "side show" affair it has not seemed to have gained much interest in the...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-01-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi I have seen this picture before but...

Hi

I have seen this picture before but awhile back, cannot recall details sadly. All appear to be high ranking officers, the chap on the left looks familiar.

An interesting picture proving how...
Forum: Army 23-01-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Stephen you can get a chap by the name of Dewald...

Stephen you can get a chap by the name of Dewald Nel to pull your Dads records from the archives for a small researcher's fee, well worth it. Interesting flashes never seen those before?
...
Forum: Navy 24-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Cam Hope you are well? I'm not an...

Hi Cam

Hope you are well?

I'm not an expert at all on Naval weapons but remember when I was researching a lance that came into my collection, there was reference to a similar but slightly...
Forum: Air Force 16-12-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Very interesting publication Mike, never heard of...

Very interesting publication Mike, never heard of this one. A pity the ladies hand interfered with many of the pages?
Forum: Air Force 15-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Mike for posting this, very informative....

Thanks Mike for posting this, very informative. Not a unit I have ever come across before.
Forum: Army 15-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Alex agree 100%, I've got a lot more selective of...

Alex agree 100%, I've got a lot more selective of late, yes they have become very pricey.
Forum: Army 15-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven try and remove all the red felt first....

Steven try and remove all the red felt first. These titles are hardy and can take a good wash.
Forum: Air Force 14-12-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Checked up on her Attestation Number...

Hi

Checked up on her Attestation Number (Block Numbers) and it indicates she was allocated to a rather unusual unit : Aircraft Artillery Depot S.A.T.S. ( South African Training School?) Artisan...
Forum: Navy 14-12-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Brian Conyngham
A nice collection, had so many SA Naval versions...

A nice collection, had so many SA Naval versions at one time. Bought a large packet of them when I was a teenager from a surplus store.
Sadly all gone in a swap a number of years ago.
Forum: Army 14-12-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Nice collection Andrew.

Nice collection Andrew.
Forum: Army 14-12-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Steven... looks like red dye from the backing has...

Steven... looks like red dye from the backing has caused the colour change after being washed? From the ones I have seen they are all like the top one.
Forum: General Topics 14-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Brian Conyngham
An interesting question. From what I have seen...

An interesting question. From what I have seen the Regimental Flashes and Regimental badges seemed to go out early in the War and most of the chaps wore the universal SA Artillery Badge on the front...
Forum: Army 26-11-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Definitely, also in and out collecting badges for...

Definitely, also in and out collecting badges for some 50 years, as and when finances allowed.... sadly the rare options have become extremely expensive.
Recall going into a shop in Durban when I...
Forum: Army 24-11-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Brian Conyngham
That's what makes this hobby so challenging at...

That's what makes this hobby so challenging at times... I think I must have about 15 variations of the Natal Carbineers.
Forum: Army 24-11-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Concur with Frank, nice items. Brian

Concur with Frank, nice items.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 24-11-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Brian Conyngham
I have brass a SATC S/T and seen a white metal...

I have brass a SATC S/T and seen a white metal version of the same S/T. The brass versions appear to have been made by the same company that produced the long SAAF S/T's.

Owens has them as SA...
Forum: General Topics 11-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,006
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Nice find with supporting document.

Nice find with supporting document.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-10-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Witwatersrand Rifles/ Gen de le Rey Regt in Italy

Witwatersrand Rifles / Gen de le Rey Composite Regiment 6th SA Div Italy.

I must say the picture with the chap (Leon) wearing the badge on a cap is rather strange, only seen them worn on berets.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-10-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Brian Conyngham
This is a SAHA Tunic at the WW1 Delville Wood...

This is a SAHA Tunic at the WW1 Delville Wood museum, note the SAHA small collar badges.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-10-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Nice pictures... I have seen a photograph of if I...

Nice pictures... I have seen a photograph of if I recall correctly an NCO wearing the small collar badges. I have searched and searched for it amongst my pictures, but so far it is alluding me. If I...
Forum: Army 11-10-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Brian Conyngham
A nice variation with press studs , have seen a...

A nice variation with press studs , have seen a similar one before but yours is in better condition.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-10-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for posting these links Keith, I have the...

Thanks for posting these links Keith, I have the medal group to Bdr Hurr, he was awarded the DCM, sadly that is missing from group as he never wore it, apparently gave it to his mother, possibly was...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-10-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By Brian Conyngham
A number of South African regiments wore a hackle...

A number of South African regiments wore a hackle but I have never seen one worn on the Polo Pith helmet like this, very interesting.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-10-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Brian Conyngham
My paternal Grandfather served with them in WW1...

My paternal Grandfather served with them in WW1 in the GSWA campaign. A very old Cape Town regiment based at the Cape Town Castle I believe.
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