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Forum: Army 02-12-20, 03:35 AM
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Posted By milhistry
https://www.samilitaria.com/SAM/product/2942-sa-ar...

https://www.samilitaria.com/SAM/product/2942-sa-army-artillery-master-gunner-ref-dw1-9-25/

Note winged grenade on 2nd image. This photo would be from after 1975 (based on uniform) yet the gunner...
Forum: Army 02-12-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By milhistry
The other bokkop version has the outlines in gold...

The other bokkop version has the outlines in gold but the rest in blue i.e. not all in gold. Not sure if genuine variation or a fake though.

I do wonder about the thin screenprint wings. I suspect...
Forum: Army 30-11-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By milhistry
Army Pilot Wings

Does anyone have reliable info on when(if) the various patterns of SA Army pilot wings were worn?

It appears in 1950s the winged grenade was worn. Then in the 1960s the springbok head on a sort of...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-11-20, 08:32 AM
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Views: 473
Posted By milhistry
Possibly Transvaal Scottish Volunteers. Collar...

Possibly Transvaal Scottish Volunteers. Collar dogs look more like TS thistles. There is a connection between the SH and TS.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By milhistry
Just wanting to display another corps' badge on a...

Just wanting to display another corps' badge on a hat I've got to complement a display I have in mind but pugarrees in reasonably condition & price seem to have become impossible to get nowadays
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By milhistry
Pugarree

Hi

Does anyone have a pattern or specification for making a NZ style pugarree for the lemon squeezer hat?

Besides the MR pattern which is of course current, originals to any other corps in good...
Forum: Army 30-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By milhistry
Suggest you contact the Rhodesian Services Museum...

Suggest you contact the Rhodesian Services Museum in Tauranga, New Zealand. Some of their volunteers literally wrote the book about the Rhodesia Regt. and are likely to be of assistance.
Forum: Army 25-06-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By milhistry
I've seen two photos where staff officer uniform...

I've seen two photos where staff officer uniform was worn by senior officers of this corps as befitting their ranks.

Brigadiers Schonland and Naudé.

Don't know what juniors would have worn....
Forum: General Topics 25-06-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By milhistry
FC/CTH wore a green and gold hackle on their...

FC/CTH wore a green and gold hackle on their khaki Balmorals with battledress. Regimental badges retained otherwise.
See http://smallwarssouth.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_8.html for pictures of the...
Forum: Army 11-11-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By milhistry
I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that...

I've occasionally seen 6 Division flash in that position - NMR and DLI members IIRC. They weren't officers either but agree more common to see the slip ons.
The South Africa titles were apparently...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-08-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By milhistry
Rhodesian military police

Does anyone know what armlets the Rhodesian MPs wore? We're they red on black or black on red or something else? Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By milhistry
NZ 1990s

NZ 1990s
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By milhistry
South African brassard in chilli red worn since...

South African brassard in chilli red worn since late 19 70s and beret official since 86 for wear when not on police duty
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By milhistry
SA 1960s/70s

SA 1960s/70s
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-08-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,246
Posted By milhistry
Good question! I think there are three...

Good question! I think there are three possibilities. 1. WW1 badges 2. Regimental badges with armband if they came from another unit 3.Temporary Staff badges with armband. I have not come across a...
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By milhistry
Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before...

Thanks everyone ! I visited that website before too but somehow missed that bit! I also recall something about black and white armbands in WW 1. Maybe someone can shed some light on that too? ...
Forum: Army 30-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By milhistry
There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website...

There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website that includes "non European " MPs unfortunately can't make out the badges as not a hi resolution image
Forum: General Topics. 30-07-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By milhistry
I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs...

I'd be keen to know as well! South African MPs wore black on red within SA in WWII and their 1934 Dress Regs specified black on red but are understood to have worn British type red on black overseas....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,246
Posted By milhistry
The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward"...

The WWII NZEF MPs wore standard NZEF"Onward" badges with British style MP armlets. If you Google National Library of NZ and search the photo archive for military police there are some photos.
Forum: Air Force 31-05-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By milhistry
Squadron Officer Dunning and staff

Squadron Officer Dunning and staff
Forum: Air Force 31-05-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By milhistry
Some pictures Forgot to mention flight gear 😊...

Some pictures
Forgot to mention flight gear 😊 SA WAAF had pilots too.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By milhistry
Great picture! The sapper might be Mines...

Great picture! The sapper might be Mines Engineering Brigade. The two unknowns might be NRV or NVB. The equivalent of the Home Guard. They wore leather 03 equipment rather than 37 webbing. Looking...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-05-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By milhistry
Great picture! The sapper might be Mines...

Great picture! The sapper might be Mines Engineering Brigade. The two unknowns might be NRV or NVB. The equivalent of the Home Guard. They wore leather 03 equipment rather than 37 webbing. Looking...
Forum: Air Force 30-05-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By milhistry
Army style. Officers wore drab Bara theater...

Army style. Officers wore drab Bara theater jackets and skirts with f/s caps. Light khaki also worn. Other ranks wore ATS style caps in Khaki or f/s caps.
Forum: General Topics 30-09-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By milhistry
Late 1940s officers with Rh St C badges

Jacklin and Bently with Staff Corps badges on their caps.
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