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Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-09-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for clarifying this photograph with names...

Thanks for clarifying this photograph with names and a date.
Forum: Air Force 24-09-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Alex No web site that I know of but works...

Alex

No web site that I know of but works out of a little shop at Uncle Tims in Benoni.

Brian
Forum: Army 24-09-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By Brian Conyngham
:mad: I am now feeling totally gutted, saw one of...

:mad: I am now feeling totally gutted, saw one of these about 2 years ago at an obscure second hand shop in the Midlands of KZN with a load of other common badges, had absolutely no idea what it was...
Forum: General Topics 24-09-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Thomas for this info, seen a P once before...

Thanks Thomas for this info, seen a P once before and had no idea what it represented.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 12-09-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Alex Will keep the eyes peeled, I know...

Hi Alex

Will keep the eyes peeled, I know Peter Le Querc (SPELLING ?)in JHB had a ton of these about a year ago when I visited his shop.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 12-09-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Alex I would say a collar, I had a few...

Hi Alex

I would say a collar, I had a few cap badges in the past and they were bigger than this one, nice maker plate.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Unlike the cloth version they are not that...

Unlike the cloth version they are not that scarce, they do pop up from time to time, they are like the SATC and SAAF (straight type for the last mentioned) types, suspect made by the same company.
...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Alex I think the chap on the right was one of the...

Alex I think the chap on the right was one of the Brinks, maybe George? Will try and find out more, Im sure there is a similar uniform in the SAAF museum?

Will Endley sent me this pic, he would...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Frank I was over the moon with this buy. ...

Frank

I was over the moon with this buy.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Keith quite correct 1st Med Brigade, wore both. ...

Keith quite correct 1st Med Brigade, wore both.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Out of interest, if you are in London and visit...

Out of interest, if you are in London and visit Trafalgar Square, you will see a Winged Springbok on the side of South Africa house.

Not quite the same but from the same era.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Ist type SAAF Eagle Finial

This is a 1st Type SAAF Swooping Eagle finial, some have said these date back to just after WW1 and there is no actual proof of this but appear to have been worn up to the mid to late 1930's by some...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Springbok SAAF 2nd type finial

Hi

I have been interested in these winged springbok helmet finials for some time and pictures of them being worn are scarce. The Buckingham Palace picture was taken in 1938 at KGVI Coronation by...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Brian Conyngham
SAHA Metal title on uniform

I might or might not have posted this before but as there is an ongoing SAHA theme at the moment here is the picture.

These guys served very early in the War on the Coastal Batteries in East...
Forum: Army 07-09-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Great news.... this shoulder title finally...

Great news.... this shoulder title finally arrived today!

I had given up after listening to many excuses for 3 months but continual pressure appears to have paid off.
Forum: Army 20-08-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Keith Red backing was I believe...

Hi Keith

Red backing was I believe associated with becoming an NCO. Back in the mid 1970's my brother on becoming a Lance Bombadier, was only then entitled to wear red felt behind his beret badge....
Forum: Army 20-08-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks, most interesting.

Thanks, most interesting.
Forum: General Topics 19-08-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Rob, badge is 100% correct no worries there.

Rob, badge is 100% correct no worries there.
Forum: Army 19-08-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Can we please have a picture of rear, most...

Can we please have a picture of rear, most interesting.
Forum: General Topics 19-08-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Rob Here are the collar badges and 2...

Hi Rob

Here are the collar badges and 2 sizes of buttons.
Forum: Army 19-08-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Brian Conyngham
SA Heavy Artillery WW1 Collar badges?

As a follow on regards SAHA collar badges we have ascertained they did not wear smaller versions of their lovely cap badges. However many smaller various versions continue to pop up and I am more...
Forum: General Topics 19-08-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By Brian Conyngham
South African Marine Corps. Raised in 1951 it...

South African Marine Corps. Raised in 1951 it was a resuscitation of the SA Coast Artillery including the Coast Artillery Brigade Band with some additions. It comprised eight Regiments and a...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-08-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Frank this is a beauty, never seen one before but...

Frank this is a beauty, never seen one before but have heard about them.

Suspect they were produced by Gaunt? Does your one have a maker name?
Forum: General Topics 18-08-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Brian Conyngham
I will try. Think he might be a member here but...

I will try. Think he might be a member here but seldom posts.
Forum: General Topics 17-08-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Nice Steven, a chap up here in Durban has an...

Nice Steven, a chap up here in Durban has an amazing collection of SA Wartime non military badges from various fund raising organisations. Sadly an area that has been neglected.

Brian
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