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Forum: General Topics 12-08-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By natal01
Thanks, Steven Now to find out about the unit. ...

Thanks, Steven
Now to find out about the unit.
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-07-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By natal01
Rhodesian Glider patch

Can anyone help with identifying this patch ?
Clearly it is Rhodesian ( lion and tusk) and its for gliding ( it says so ). Looking at the net , it seems that gliding was a reasonably popular sport...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 04-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By natal01
Thanks for clearing that up. Mike

Thanks for clearing that up.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-06-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By natal01
Thanks for that. I'm told that this wing was...

Thanks for that.
I'm told that this wing was used in Rhodesia but impossible to prove that this particular one was.
Keep well
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-06-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By natal01
WW2 British made wing used by Rhodesians ?

I have recently bought a small collection of Rhodesian badges. Amongst them was this wing which the seller claimed was a WW2 British made wing which was used by the Rhodesian forces. Now this may be...
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 24-05-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By natal01
Rhodesian Constabulary or Cadets ?

Colin Owen in his book The Military Badges and Insignia of Southern Africa said that this badge was "Southern Rhodesia Cadets w/m cap badge worn prior to 1926 ". None of the other badge writers...
Forum: Army 05-11-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By natal01
Hi Shahl Tylden's book is quite helpful with...

Hi Shahl
Tylden's book is quite helpful with this ,
"..From 1889 to 1895 the badge was an eight-pointed star with a bugle horn in the centre and a crown above surrounded by the title in a scroll;...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
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: 258
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: 121
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: 739
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: 739
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: 739
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: 1,940
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: 243
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: 243
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: 482
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: 188
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: 188
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: 487
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: 396
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: 487
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: 396
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: 396
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: 487
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...
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