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Forum: Air Force 11-04-22, 06:48 PM
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Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for information about WWII SAAF squadron badges/insignias

Hello everyone,

Were there any SAAF fighter/fighter-bomber squadrons in WWII that had their own badge or insignia? So far, I've only managed to find about 1-2.

Any help is appreciated!
Forum: Air Force 10-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello Arthur, Thank you very much for this!

Hello Arthur,

Thank you very much for this!
Forum: Air Force 09-04-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for information about SAAF ranks in WWII

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a list of all the ranks that were used by the South African Air Force in the second world war and, if possible, also a chart of the insignias.

Any help would be...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-03-22, 01:45 PM
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Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for WWII era pictures of the Pretoria Highlanders

Hello everyone,

Are there any pictures available online of the Pretoria Highlanders? It seems to me that there isn't much information available on this regiment, so I decided to ask here instead.
Forum: General Topics 01-03-22, 08:51 PM
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Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Did the Union Defence Force have any sort of flag from the 1939-1945 period?

Hello everyone,

I was recently wondering if the Union Defence Force had any sort of flag/ensign during the WWII period. If I'm not mistaken, they did adopt one in 1947.

Any help would be...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello Brian, I do intend on buying the...

Hello Brian,

I do intend on buying the official history of the First City regiment some day or another, but until then, it would be delightful if you could talk to a military researcher for me.
Forum: General Topics 16-02-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with Indian and Malay Corps insignia

Hello everyone,

I recently was sent a picture of two Indian and Malay Corps soldiers, one a Corporal, the other a Sergeant. The Corporal happened to be wearing metal shoulder titles, with the...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-02-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for pictures of South African troops in Madagascar 1942

Hello everyone,

I am looking for pictures of South African soldiers (officers too) taken during the Battle of Madagascar 1942. I've managed to find maybe four, but no more than that.
Forum: Army 03-02-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Greetings irishhorse, Thank you for...

Greetings irishhorse,

Thank you for confirming my suspicion. Perhaps a stupid question, but was the peaked cap with regimental badge standard issue for all officers of the Union Defence Force?
Forum: Army 03-02-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Did officers of the South African Irish Regiment...

Did officers of the South African Irish Regiment have a different caubeen? From certain pictures I've seen it appears that their caubeen is green with a different type of badge, as opposed to the...
Forum: Army 31-01-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
That is most likely correct. However, I am...

That is most likely correct. However, I am talking about WWII in this case.
Forum: Army 31-01-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello John, Thank you for this. It helped me...

Hello John,

Thank you for this. It helped me quite a bit.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-01-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello Brian, I decided to take a look in the...

Hello Brian,

I decided to take a look in the book 'The war of a hundred days' by James Brown, in which it describes the officer on the far right as being a Major H. Greenwood of an artillery unit....
Forum: Army 29-01-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for pictures of WWII era SA Irish shoulder title

Hello everyone,

I am looking for pictures of a WWII era South African Irish Regiment shoulder title.

Ontop of that, I would also need to know what colour it is.

Many thanks in advance.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-01-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with identifying officer

Hello everyone,

I recently came across this picture of a group of South African officers in East Africa, around 1941 presumably.

Does anybody know who the officer on the far right is?

To...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-01-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Yes, thank you. Were these the standard issue...

Yes, thank you. Were these the standard issue pouches, or did they also have the regular P37 pouches?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-01-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Question regarding webbing and rank insignia

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if South African soldiers in North Africa (1941-1942) used both the P37 webbing and the webbing shown in the picture below (not sure of the exact name), or if they...
Forum: General Topics 05-01-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Were the 1st, 2nd and 3rd SA Infantry Divisions part of the ACF?

Hello everyone,

Perhaps a stupid question, albeit one that I myself have not been able to find an answer to.

Were the 1st, 2nd and 3rd South African Infantry Divisions part of the Active...
Forum: General Topics 07-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with SA Artillery

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if all artillery regiments of the Union Defence Force during the second world war had universal badges/pith flashes. To my knowledge, the universal pith flash/badge...
Forum: Headdress 05-12-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello Loski, I don't think it is a collar...

Hello Loski,

I don't think it is a collar badge. It'd be rather strange to attach a collar badge to a beret. Though, to my knowledge, the officers beret and collar badge were virtually the same.
...
Forum: Headdress 04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hello Loski, I've attached two pictures...

Hello Loski,

I've attached two pictures below, one of the leather patch and one of the airholes. I can't seem to find any labels, however.
Forum: Headdress 04-12-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Genuine Rhodesian African Rifles beret?

Hello everyone,

I recently bought this beret of the Rhodesian African Rifles, and I'm just looking to know whether or not it's genuine or fake. To me, it seems that it's a real one, given that the...
Forum: General Topics 29-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
In that case, I've attached a historical picture...

In that case, I've attached a historical picture of a group of NMC soldiers below. It's quite obvious that they are wearing collar badges in this particular picture.
Forum: General Topics 28-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
I reckon that solves it then. One question...

I reckon that solves it then.

One question that remains unanswered however, would the respective collar badges be worn with the bush jacket? So far, I've only seen it in use by the NMC, because...
Forum: General Topics 28-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Greetings Milmed, I am aware that they were...

Greetings Milmed,

I am aware that they were all part of the Union Defence Force. But what I am referring to specifically (maybe I should've been clearer in the first post) is the uniform I've...
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