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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 19-01-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By natal01
Many thanks for all the help. I doubt that I...

Many thanks for all the help. I doubt that I could have found all the information offered in any of the reference books.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By natal01
I have seen a Victorian Indian badge to an...

I have seen a Victorian Indian badge to an Railway Battalion. I think that it sported a similar crown as suggested by Frank. Maybe it is one of those
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By natal01
Many thanks. It is very different to the cap...

Many thanks. It is very different to the cap badge. It is 46mm high and 42mm wide
Regards
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By natal01
Hi Frank and others Here is a closer pic of the...

Hi Frank and others
Here is a closer pic of the cypher. Not great but legible.
Thanks for the help.
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By natal01
Thanks, Stephan. Never could decipher these...

Thanks, Stephan.
Never could decipher these running script initials.
Mike
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By natal01
17th Lancers. Unusual construction.

I got this badge from an old frame of badges which seemingly was put together around the time of the Boer War. This 17th Lancer cap badge is of rather different construction to other examples that I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By natal01
NRB ? can anyone identify ?

Hi
This badge came from an old frame of mainly Boer War vintage badges. Can anyone recognise it ?
Thanks
Mike
Forum: Air Force 05-12-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By natal01
Hi Steven Thanks for that . Is suspect that it...

Hi Steven
Thanks for that . Is suspect that it never had lugs at any stage in its life and was fitted with lugs to make it look more like a conventional badge. The one I have doesnt test as silver,...
Forum: Air Force 04-12-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By natal01
Glendore 1941-45

This badge has been lying around in my unidentified box for years. A cursory google search tells me nothing about "glendore". As you can see , it is die struck and someone has blobbed some lugs onto...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-06-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By natal01
I'm still none the wiser as to what constitutes...

I'm still none the wiser as to what constitutes "good" or "bad". Is there a place where one can consult the gold standard ? I know that the much copied Air Crew Europe Star has spawned various "How...
Forum: General Topics 20-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By natal01
Not exactly garden huts, but back in Colonial...

Not exactly garden huts, but back in Colonial times, the government of the day would tax members of local tribes based on how many dwellings they owned. A bit like property rates today. A clear case...
Forum: Military Buttons 20-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By natal01
I guess that it may be any ( or all of the units...

I guess that it may be any ( or all of the units mentioned). In my collecting of badges of the Empire, I have come across a few instances of seemingly unrelated units using the insignia supplied by a...
Forum: General Topics 17-05-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By natal01
I am somewhat in agreement with Alex and High...

I am somewhat in agreement with Alex and High Wood on this. They are not like any military dog tag that I have ever seen. Metal tags have been used in the last 100 years in SA for dog licences,...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-05-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By natal01
Indian Volunteer Rifles buttons

I am a sometime collector of buttons. I collect them if I think that they are unusual or attractive. My "collection" has no real theme but one day I might get some sort of order into the assemblage....
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 18-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By natal01
Insignia worn over the career of a Colonial Police Officer

Some unusual items turn up in Durban, probably because it has long been a popular retirement spot for servicemen who saw service in the various Colonies.
One such was P E Garner.
I attach some pics...
Forum: General Topics 30-12-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By natal01
Here is a pic of the reverse showing the...

Here is a pic of the reverse showing the fittings. I have seen a pic of the BVC title that you mention, and always thought that it was the only one. The more I get into this hobby, the more I realise...
Forum: General Topics 29-12-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By natal01
Bushveld Carbineers shoulder title ?

I have had this somewhat crudely made title for some while now. I always thought that it might be for the Bushveld Carbineers, but then it might be something else entirely. I showed it to a badge...
Forum: Army 23-12-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By natal01
Now that is unusual. What do you know about the...

Now that is unusual. What do you know about the unit ? Whereabouts in the Cape were they based ?
Regards
Mike
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By natal01
Hi Steven Thanks for that. I would never have...

Hi Steven
Thanks for that. I would never have known.
Regards
Mike
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By natal01
TSC - One to test the team !

This badge has been lying around for a long time. At first glance it looks like a cast brass Army Service Corps badge. However a fellow collector looked at it more closely and pointed out that the...
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By natal01
Hi Shahl, Thanks for posting. I must look at...

Hi Shahl,
Thanks for posting. I must look at these badges more closely in future.
Regards
Mike
Forum: General Topics 14-11-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By natal01
natal native horse

Yesterday I bought a pair of epaulettes with NNH ( Natal Native Horse ) titles. The items came from the family of Robert Charles Azariah Samuelson, the one time interpreter to Cetewayo and the author...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-11-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By natal01
Hi Rob, So its also a cap badge? Do you have a...

Hi Rob,
So its also a cap badge? Do you have a pic of them being worn?
Regards
Mike
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-11-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By natal01
South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles

I recently purchased a Victorian South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles cap badge together with what was described as its matching collar badge. Both badges are silver plated . I have sifted through the...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 28-09-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By natal01
That is a very useful index. I am often stumped...

That is a very useful index. I am often stumped by shoulder titles and end up consigning them to the "unknown "box.
With your EACD you have to make a call and one day you might see a picture of...
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