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Forum: Army 01-12-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Madziro
May I ask if anybody has provenance that the thin...

May I ask if anybody has provenance that the thin material printed army type wing is original? I ask because the printed type on very thin cloth for all wings was only issued from about 1983 and the...
Forum: Army 10-11-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Madziro
You may wish to check the link to an album of SA...

You may wish to check the link to an album of SA badge cards that I posted some time ago. https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2704
Forum: Air Force 10-11-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Madziro
Hullo Sturm Glad they were of use. The...

Hullo Sturm

Glad they were of use. The Commando wings are for part time volunteer aircrew who flew their own aircraft on military duties within their local area of responsibility. Commando in...
Forum: Other Militaria 15-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Madziro
For a bot of comparison. This one I picked up in...

For a bot of comparison. This one I picked up in South Africa some years ago.
Forum: General Topics 01-10-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Madziro
The South African Union Defence Force consisted...

The South African Union Defence Force consisted entirely of volunteers during WW2. The "orange" tab was worn to recognise this. It was worn on both service and field dress as an underlay to the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Madziro
Many thanks for the info, Jon. Most helpful.

Many thanks for the info, Jon. Most helpful.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Madziro
Canal Zone patch

I recently acquired a Canal Zone South patch (attached). My reference books indicate that the blue "canal" stripe goes from top right to bottom left. This one appears to be well worn but the blue...
Forum: Indian Badges 04-09-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Madziro
Gents, many thanks for all the info / comments. ...

Gents, many thanks for all the info / comments. It has helped.
Forum: Army 10-08-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Madziro
Curzon's book states that the rose is symbolic of...

Curzon's book states that the rose is symbolic of Princess Margaret who was the Colonel in Chief of the regt. An early example of one in the collection for interest.
Forum: Indian Badges 10-08-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Madziro
Assistance required to ID badge

I am doing some research on a man who served with the British Indian Army in WW 2. He was taken PoW by the Japanese and was kept in three different PoW camps. The image of the medals attached were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-06-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Madziro
Many thanks for the advice Gents. The quest...

Many thanks for the advice Gents. The quest continues to find an original! I am not an expert on this matter but am learning quite fast.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Madziro
7th Bn Hants Regt

Greetings. I would like to ask opinions on the originality of the attached 7th Hants Regt badge please.
Forum: Army 14-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Madziro
I believe that a number of Rhodesian units wore...

I believe that a number of Rhodesian units wore the black embroidered on red Rhodesia sign inclusing the SR Artilllery. Your examples are well faded red. Very nive titles. This must not be...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Madziro
For info. This photo is of the 4th SA Infantry...

For info. This photo is of the 4th SA Infantry Regt taken during a rest period at Blangy, (France?) on 3 May 1917. It is an IWM photo.
Forum: General Topics. 26-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Madziro
Many thanks for the info Gents. Much...

Many thanks for the info Gents. Much appreciated. I am learning!!
Forum: General Topics. 26-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Madziro
Opinions on 96th Foot Glengarry badge please

Any opinions on this badge would be appreciated. I am not a fundi on Glengarry badges and picked up this one for 2-00. I obviously expect to hear that it is a repro at that price but am using this...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-02-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Madziro
Very interesting thread for me as I am not that...

Very interesting thread for me as I am not that knowledgeable on RAF badges. have attached a bronze version of the economy type badge in the collection. May I ask what era it was worn and by what...
Forum: Army 06-02-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Madziro
A badge card for the Rhodesian SAS for interest.

A badge card for the Rhodesian SAS for interest.
Forum: Army 06-02-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Madziro
A suggestion - perhaps it is from the Belgian...

A suggestion - perhaps it is from the Belgian SAS. It is definately not Rhodesian SAS.

Have attached some titles from the Transvaal Scottish for interest.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 02-01-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Madziro
In 2005 while serving with the SA Army we did an...

In 2005 while serving with the SA Army we did an exercise with several southern African states. Being a badge collector, took these photos which may be of use / reference. The Malawi Rifles are...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-12-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Madziro
Thanks

Many thanks for the confirmation Jon. I thought that it is dodgy and looks a bit like the type of patch the re-enactors might wear. I have never seen it before.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Madziro
Thanks

Gents, many thanks for the info. It is appreciated. Dudley
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-12-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Madziro
Eastern Command printed patch

Picked up this Eastern Command printed patch recently. I would like to confirm if it was worn / original. I have a couple of others that are woven and embroidered and the detail is much better on...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-12-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Madziro
Unknown cloth patch

Could anybody help id this cloth patch please. I have looked in Coles book and Warings ID pamphlet no 1 and have not found it in there. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks. Dudley
Forum: Military Buttons 12-12-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Madziro
For what it is worth, I believe that this is a WW...

For what it is worth, I believe that this is a WW 2 Italian airforce button.
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