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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By natal01
Thanks Luc. With so many reproductions around its...

Thanks Luc. With so many reproductions around its nice to know that this isnt one of them.
Keep well
Mike
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-09-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By natal01
Border glider patch

I know that this sort of thing has been extensively faked so can anyone tell me if this example is genuine and , if not, what should one look out for ?
Many thanks
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By natal01
Warrant Officer rank badge ?

Has anyone any idea as to what this badge signifies ? It looks like a Warrant Officer 1 ( RSM) badge, but who wore it. It has been suggested that it might be police, but cannot find in any of the...
Forum: Army 20-07-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By natal01
Maybe the fact that nobody really understands the...

Maybe the fact that nobody really understands the meaning of the rose would possibly account for its continued existence. Is the Rand Light Infantry still operating and has it retained its name ? I...
Forum: Army 19-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By natal01
I have just looked at the regimental history (...

I have just looked at the regimental history ( Rand Light Infantry compiled by Major B G Simkins) and it is spelled out quite clearly. If I may quote on the bit that I feel is relevant ..."In...
Forum: Army 17-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By natal01
Rand Light Infantry beret badge emblem

A chap who was in the Rand Light Infantry in 1964 left his kit with me to redistribute as he no longer had space and his kit had become a casualty of his downsizing. His rather moth eaten khaki beret...
Forum: General Topics 15-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By natal01
Another example of Wali Mohammed's work. East...

Another example of Wali Mohammed's work. East African Reconnaisance Corps cap badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-04-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By natal01
Thanks for the comments . I think that it...

Thanks for the comments . I think that it probably is British, probably a Rifle Volunteer unit and quite possibly mid to late 1800s. I have some Dutch Rifle unit badges and , although biggish like...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-04-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By natal01
lead bugle - any idea who wore it ?

This bugle seems to be made of lead ( or a lead alloy) as it is quite soft . The obverse is silvered. Cannot find it in any of the usual reference works. It is a bit of a mystery. It came from an...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 31-03-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By natal01
Rhodesian Army Medical Corps - Keays cap & collars

For the size of the Rhodesian Army Medical Corps, it has had a number of different badges over the years. I have been looking through Radfords book, Service before Self and I am certain that I'll...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By natal01
Thanks for all the replies. I now see that the...

Thanks for all the replies.
I now see that the NRV badge is the SA National Rserve of Volunteers and appears in Owen's book as 2179. Tim, it seems that Renfrew has got his badge wrong. It as also a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By natal01
Northern Rhodesia , maybe ?

Lockdown gives one the time to do fun things, like sort and resort badges.
I recently bought a few Northern Rhodesian badges which included this white metal crossed rifles in a wreath surmounted by...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 19-01-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
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: 349
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: 8
Views: 440
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: 349
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: 349
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: 8
Views: 440
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: 349
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: 263
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: 263
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: 642
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: 379
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: 318
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: 379
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,...
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