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Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-07-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, From my research many years ago and...

Hi Terry,
From my research many years ago and if I remember correctly (need to look at my records some time), the WWI Canadian nurses wore CAMC cap badges and smaller CAMC collar badges. WWII they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-06-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Milmed
I doubt either are 'Army Medical Service' or...

I doubt either are 'Army Medical Service' or 'Stretcher Bearer' but I have no evidence to back my doubts, just a gut feel.

The Army Medical Service was like a governing body of all things medical,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-06-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Milmed
NS - National Service (ND - Nationale Diens) ...

NS - National Service (ND - Nationale Diens)

The SAWAS was originally formed from an organization started in 1939 called the South African Womans National Service Legion, hence the NS in the badge.
Forum: Army 21-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Milmed
Hi Iain, looks like a chrome plated brass badge...

Hi Iain,
looks like a chrome plated brass badge and not white metal. Could be band related, but I doubt it is specific to an officer.
Forum: General Topics 15-06-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Milmed
The quick answer is yes and no, and if you search...

The quick answer is yes and no, and if you search the South African Army section of the forum https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=17 for these combined regiments, you will...
Forum: General Topics 14-06-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Milmed
Are you sure the badge is white metal and not a...

Are you sure the badge is white metal and not a plated brass item. I say this based on the fact that the lugs and solder points around the lugs appear the same finish as the back of the badge. This...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-06-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Milmed
I stand corrected, but I was under the impression...

I stand corrected, but I was under the impression these were worn by staff at the Royal Aircraft Factories and was not Royal Air Force.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 12-06-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,169
Posted By Milmed
... and the Regiment President Steyn is also one...

... and the Regiment President Steyn is also one of the 1970's repro's, sorry
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 12-06-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Milmed
German colonial Police cap badge and worn with a...

German colonial Police cap badge and worn with a tri-colour cockade(at least in German South West Africa)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-06-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Milmed
I think you will be looking for a Silver one as...

I think you will be looking for a Silver one as used by nurses and it would be a collar size badge.

I stand corrected but I believe the chrome ones were post WWII and used by armored units.
Forum: Air Force 07-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,636
Posted By Milmed
PRES stands for Presbyterian (ie. his religion)

PRES stands for Presbyterian (ie. his religion)
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Milmed
First NMR title cap badge I have seen in gilding...

First NMR title cap badge I have seen in gilding metal. I stand under correction but from what I understand these should only be in white metal.

Could this be a possible copy/repro produced from...
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Milmed
Sorry No idea BTNS

Sorry No idea BTNS
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By Milmed
I would put it in the uncommon category as they...

I would put it in the uncommon category as they do appear from time to time.
Forum: Army 04-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Milmed
Not that I am aware of. The Staats artillery...

Not that I am aware of. The Staats artillery uniforms and buttons were supplied by the local rep of Hobson & Sons I believe.

The dutch artillery button in my opinion probably came from a Dutch...
Forum: Army 02-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Rob, I have seen pictures of Basil in...

Thanks Rob,
I have seen pictures of Basil in uniform during the war and he was badged as a staff officer. Not sure post war but as OC of the unit he probably still wore staff officer insignia. I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-06-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Milmed
The MS Anchor may be something related to...

The MS Anchor may be something related to Merchant Shipping (I'm sure I have seen this item amongst German or Italian colonial items)

The propeller in circle is an Itailian AirForce trade badge...
Forum: Headdress 29-05-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Milmed
And the French medical badge is also not WWII. It...

And the French medical badge is also not WWII. It is a more modern post war badge that is still currently worn...
Forum: Army 28-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Milmed
SA Corps of Scientists (194772)

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The Government Gazette of 5 September 1947 announced the formation of a new unit within the Union Defence Forces. It would be called the South African Corps of Scientists and it would be under...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 26-05-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Milmed
Correct, Post WWII Alpine medical corps...

Correct,
Post WWII Alpine medical corps soldiers badge. Medical Officers (Doctors, Pharmacists, etc.) had different badges.

These were made of plastic and sewn to the Alpine cap. Plastic badges...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By Milmed
Been meaning to upload these for quite some time...

Been meaning to upload these for quite some time and finally got round to it.
Picture before glass and frame and other after putting behind glass.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Milmed
As this thread is active again, here are the...

As this thread is active again, here are the pictures of the Air Sergeants jacket I mentioned in an earlier post
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 19-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Milmed
Someones grandchild got to his Grannies badge...

Someones grandchild got to his Grannies badge with a pot of Humbrol paint :D
Forum: General Topics 19-05-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By Milmed
Tony, Just a thought regarding the badges you...

Tony,
Just a thought regarding the badges you wore as a national serviceman and a uniform of the unit that Brian shows in another post.

This is not based on any evidence, but maybe the generic...
Forum: Army 19-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,457
Posted By Milmed
Hi Brian, I may have the answer regarding the...

Hi Brian,
I may have the answer regarding the English and Afrikaans CFA titles. Was going through some documentation recently and found a copy of the CFA dress regulations.
The English title was...
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