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Forum: Army 20-09-21, 10:50 AM
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Views: 1,366
Posted By milhistry
From Commando mag

From Commando mag
Forum: Army 20-09-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By milhistry
Yes, now that you mentioned it I remember seeing...

Yes, now that you mentioned it I remember seeing a photo of NMR wearing similar ones on their shirts
Forum: Army 20-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By milhistry
They were both red and black which made me wonder...

They were both red and black which made me wonder if it may just have discoulered to orange and brown over time
Forum: General Topics 19-09-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By milhistry
Yes, the Caps, Field Service, Coloured were same...

Yes, the Caps, Field Service, Coloured were same colours as Royal Artillery.
Forum: Army 19-09-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By milhistry
Could it maybe be a Kafferarian Rifles or First...

Could it maybe be a Kafferarian Rifles or First City flash that has faded in the sun?
Forum: Army 19-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By milhistry
Late WW2 the composite FC/CTH wore only a gold...

Late WW2 the composite FC/CTH wore only a gold over green hackle on their khaki balmoral bonnets (cheaper still!).
Forum: Army 19-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By milhistry
Very nice! When were the large ILH shoulder...

Very nice! When were the large ILH shoulder titles (top right) worn?
Forum: Army 19-09-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By milhistry
That pip was the first pattern castle introduced...

That pip was the first pattern castle introduced in the late 1950s worn by generals from c. 1956 IIRC when they decided to make Commandant General a rank rather than an appointment. The more familiar...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-09-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By milhistry
Yes and no. Broadly similar but the cuff designs...

Yes and no. Broadly similar but the cuff designs were different. TSs had distinctive 3 pronged cuff. CTH cuff was same as the Gordon Highlanders
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By milhistry
Badge and flash

Badge and flash
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By milhistry
Blackened ones worn by all ranks on active...

Blackened ones worn by all ranks on active service.
Forum: Air Force 18-02-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By milhistry
The bullion ones would be intended for Blue...

The bullion ones would be intended for Blue Undress or Full Dress (pre WW2). Inversion likely a tailors mistake.
The other SAAF wings look fine. The RRAF letters one is IMO a fantasy item as I've...
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By milhistry
Nice pair of 6 Div slipons. If you ever decide to...

Nice pair of 6 Div slipons. If you ever decide to part with them let me know. Might save you some Trade Me fees :)
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By milhistry
I tend to agree with suggestions that Rhodesian...

I tend to agree with suggestions that Rhodesian and South African stuff should belong together in the same section - whatever it is called. I am of course biased as I had family who served in the...
Forum: General Topics 18-02-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By milhistry
Spurious indeed. I've looked at pretty much every...

Spurious indeed. I've looked at pretty much every photo of Rhodesian pilots in the gigantic Rhodesian Air Force history book and those posted all over the internet and have never seen one with RRAF...
Forum: Army 02-12-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
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: 478
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: 478
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
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
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: 606
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: 606
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: 612
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: 494
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: 716
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: 871
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...
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