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Forum: Army 02-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By RobD
By strange coincidence, Basil Schonland was my...

By strange coincidence, Basil Schonland was my Mom's father.
I had become interested in militaria before he died, while I was in high school; I don't recall seeing any unusual insignia among his...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By RobD
Ja, I think it's the same ou who rang the...

Ja, I think it's the same ou who rang the xylophone for 2nd dinner sitting on the Durban-Cape Town train in 1973. Moustache is the same. Kabeljou followed by lamb, if I recall.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By RobD
Thanks, Keith!

Thanks, Keith!
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By RobD
SA in E Africa, 1940/1941

I'd appreciate some help with these two.
The photos show the uncle of a pal, taken in Ethiopia or the Kenya-Ethiopia border, in 1940 or 1941.
My questions are:
- from the uniforms, can you tell...
Forum: General Topics 30-04-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By RobD
A researcher who I can recommend is Dewald Nel ...

A researcher who I can recommend is Dewald Nel
dewald@nelantiques.co.za
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,709
Posted By RobD
...or the seller has more than one...

...or the seller has more than one...
Forum: Army 16-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By RobD
Shahi, Is your DMR HP intact, or is there...

Shahi,
Is your DMR HP intact, or is there something missing from the
Left of the monogram? The QVC seems off centre.
Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By RobD
Cape Mounted Rifles?

Cape Mounted Rifles?
Forum: General Topics 09-08-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By RobD
New names for SA regiments

Read it and weep...

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/featured/new-reserve-force-unit-names/

Among the names set to disappear are Cape Town Highlanders, Transvaal Scottish, Witwatersrand Rifles,...
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By RobD
Very useful indeed, Stephen - I'll study...

Very useful indeed, Stephen - I'll study carefully - many thanks, Rob
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By RobD
Much obliged, Keith - I will seek a copy of...

Much obliged, Keith - I will seek a copy of those.
Rob
Forum: General Topics 24-06-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By RobD
Flash on motor bike?

The forum is a bit quiet, so here's an idle enquiry: my brother is repainting his 1942 Harley Davidson and side car; this is one of the 1160-odd 1200cc bikes + sidecars that the Union got from the...
Forum: General Topics 30-12-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By RobD
SALH regimental museum / archives?

Dear Colleagues
I am researching an engagement of the ABW where the SALH were prominent; does anyone know of the existence of an archive where I might find the SALH regimental diary, or of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-11-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,710
Posted By RobD
What beats me is the motivation of the faker....

What beats me is the motivation of the faker. Forgery is only profitable if it can be scaled up [as in the old £1 coins] or the item sells for a lot of £££ [as in an impressionist painting]. But the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,710
Posted By RobD
What a fascinating thread! I for one am gripped.

What a fascinating thread! I for one am gripped.
Forum: General Topics 06-11-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,861
Posted By RobD
A relief. When one sups with the Devil one must...

A relief.
When one sups with the Devil one must use be sure to use a long spoon.
Forum: Army 22-09-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By RobD
Never heard of them... I was fascinated to read...

Never heard of them... I was fascinated to read something on the www about them and would be keen to hear more details.
Rob
"Raised around 1858 at Ladysmith with a strength of 36 mounted men. this...
Forum: General Topics 15-09-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,861
Posted By RobD
Is there any update on William Endley's...

Is there any update on William Endley's situation? I have seen no news for months on the interweb.
Rob
Forum: Army 22-07-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By RobD
Hi Andrew my collecting interest is in the...

Hi Andrew
my collecting interest is in the weapons rather than the insignia of the Natal Volunteers, but you may possibly find something of tangential interest in these 2 articles that a pal and I...
Forum: Army 22-07-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By RobD
Andrew, can you tell us the approx. dates of...

Andrew,
can you tell us the approx. dates of your badges?
I attach a pic from one of my books, showing Trooper F Rathbone and another VMR member photographed in Stanger in 1879. My book tells me...
Forum: General Topics 25-05-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By RobD
I think it would be a WW1 1st South African...

I think it would be a WW1 1st South African Infantry Brigade shoulder title, similar to this one. Read about Delville Wood to see how they fared on the Somme.
Rob
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-05-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By RobD
Is anyone else amazed just how many items of...

Is anyone else amazed just how many items of original SF insignia there now are in existence?
I am not casting aspersions on the wings in this thread, since I am no expert - but still, the volume...
Forum: General Topics 10-01-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By RobD
Those are superb, some I thought I'd never see!

Those are superb, some I thought I'd never see!
Forum: General Topics 11-10-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,702
Posted By RobD
Can I ask a question about the manufacture of...

Can I ask a question about the manufacture of sheet metal brass titles? I can easily see how they could have been cut out with a jeweller's saw and finished with a file - indeed I have made a couple...
Forum: Army 19-07-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By RobD
Interesting to see mention of his partner, Dr. A....

Interesting to see mention of his partner, Dr. A. D. Edington. Dr Edington's son, who was also a doctor in Durban, gave me his dad's Wolsley foreign service helmet with Natal Medical Corps badge on...
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