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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-08-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Arthur R
South African badges, with approximate dates. I...

South African badges, with approximate dates. I can't comment on the authenticity of any of the badges :

Row 1 : 5 = Prince Alfred's Guard (pre-1964); 6-7 = Administrative Services Corps (1954);...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-06-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Arthur R
This is the old coat of arms of Cleethorpes in...

This is the old coat of arms of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, used between 1936 and 1974.

https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Cleethorpes
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-06-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Arthur R
I don't know whose device this is, but if it's...

I don't know whose device this is, but if it's any help, the coronets appear to be those worn by British marquesses, i.e. leaves alternating with pearls.
Forum: Other Militaria 16-05-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Arthur R
I'd also say Kitchener. It looks like a Boer War...

I'd also say Kitchener. It looks like a Boer War souvenir - the design includes not only the UK floral emblems (rose, thistle, shamrock) but colonial emblems such as a kangaroo and an elephant.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Arthur R
Paddington Bowling & Sports Club :...

Paddington Bowling & Sports Club : https://www.flickr.com/photos/23885771@N03/5588471937 .
Without the initials, it's the coat of arms of the former London borough of Paddington :...
Forum: Army 18-04-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Arthur R
'Non-European Auxiliary Services' was the...

'Non-European Auxiliary Services' was the collective name for the Native Military Corps, the Cape Corps, and the short-lived Indian & Malay Corps.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Arthur R
It looks very much like the Total petrol logo...

It looks very much like the Total petrol logo from the 1950s and '60s.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-02-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Arthur R
According to Wikipedia, this is indeed the 26th...

According to Wikipedia, this is indeed the 26th Infantry Regiment's unit coat of arms, approved in 1973. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/26th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)
Forum: Military Buttons 27-12-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Arthur R
Thanks for sharing this, Wayne. A really nice...

Thanks for sharing this, Wayne. A really nice collection, with some interesting buttons.
Forum: Army 23-12-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Arthur R
Hi Andrew Sorry, I have no pictures. In...

Hi Andrew

Sorry, I have no pictures. In fact, yours is the first pic I've ever seen of any of this unit's insignia.

Two other items from the dress regs which I overlooked in my earlier post...
Forum: Army 23-12-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Arthur R
That's a very nice find, Andrew. Thanks for...

That's a very nice find, Andrew. Thanks for posting it.

Some additional info about this unit : it was formed on 1 April 1907, under command of Captain William Wright, and disbanded on 31...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Arthur R
As Alex Rice, says, this unit was not long-lived....

As Alex Rice, says, this unit was not long-lived. The Robertson Rifles (or 'Robertson Volunteer Rifles') were formed on 22 January 1890, became 'F' Company of the Western Rifles on 1 January 1893,...
Forum: Army 05-12-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Arthur R
All these units are/were PF. Looking at dates : ...

All these units are/were PF. Looking at dates :

OPL REGT 1 SDB / 1 SSB TRG REGT
-- unit was called this from 1953 to 1967 (basic training unit for ballotees)
1 S D B / 1 S S B
-- unit was...
Forum: General Topics. 15-11-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Arthur R
It's from South Vietnam : the Cross for Gallantry...

It's from South Vietnam : the Cross for Gallantry (their version of the French Croix de Guerre).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-10-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Arthur R
2 - possibly a bilingual SA Air Force trade or...

2 - possibly a bilingual SA Air Force trade or mustering badge? A for 'Air' and L for 'Lug'. Can't think what the S and D would stand for, though.

3 - the winged wheel was the emblem of the SA...
Forum: Police 28-09-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,360
Posted By Arthur R
Thanks for posting the photo. If I read the...

Thanks for posting the photo. If I read the certificate correctly, the chap's rank was called 'Guardsman'.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Arthur R
No, he was SA Staff Corps. The officers with...

No, he was SA Staff Corps. The officers with plumes on their helmets are all SA St C.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Arthur R
Very nice eagle and photo, Brian. The...

Very nice eagle and photo, Brian.

The officer standing on the right certainly looks like George Brink. The one sitting down is Maj Gen Andries Brink, who was Chief of the General Staff 1920-33. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Arthur R
Apparently the Pakistan Army Service Corps :...

Apparently the Pakistan Army Service Corps : https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/pakistan-army-service-corps-cap-badge-309414437
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-07-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Arthur R
Greetings and welcome to the forum. The word...

Greetings and welcome to the forum.

The word at the bottom appears to be 'Militia', the name around the upper edge starts with R, and the device in the centre could be a tree. Is there a list of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-07-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Arthur R
The shield is the British royal arms as used...

The shield is the British royal arms as used between 1801 and 1816.
Forum: Army 22-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Arthur R
They're the same regiment, at different periods. ...

They're the same regiment, at different periods.

They started out in 1879 as the Cape Town Volunteer Engineers. In the late 1880s, they added a coast artillery "torpedo company", and changed...
Forum: Army 20-06-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Arthur R
You're right. I confused cap badges and helmet...

You're right. I confused cap badges and helmet flashes. Some of the CF units adopted the SAA helmet flash during WW II.

CGA were incorporated into the SA Corps of Marines in 1951. I wonder if...
Forum: Army 20-06-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Arthur R
Didn't all artillery units adopt the SA Artillery...

Didn't all artillery units adopt the SA Artillery corps badge in the 1930s?
Forum: General Topics 30-05-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Arthur R
My thoughts : Taken on strength 12.3.17 &...

My thoughts :

Taken on strength 12.3.17 & D/a (EA D/a 2.12.15)
- D/a might stand for "daily allowance". EA suggests East Africa, where the first SA forces arrived in December 1915. Did he have...
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