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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 09-01-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Milmed
Possibly produced for the Lafayette Escadrille

Possibly produced for the Lafayette Escadrille
Forum: Air Force 09-01-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Milmed
Just a few notes to get you started. This...

Just a few notes to get you started.

This pattern SAAF cap badge was worn c.1926 through to c.1959.
Originally in fire gilt for officers and gilding metal for NCO and men.
Darkened metal...
Forum: Headdress 08-01-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Milmed
A number of SADF personnel were in Israel in the...

A number of SADF personnel were in Israel in the late 1970's, so it is possible they brought it with them
Forum: Headdress 08-01-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Milmed
It looks very much like South African 32...

It looks very much like South African 32 Battalion camo which was i believe based on the South African Police / Koevoet camo. The style of hat is also typical of a South African army /police bush...
Forum: Military Buttons 27-12-18, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Milmed
Good start Wayne, Many more to go. The...

Good start Wayne,

Many more to go. The British Button Society published a pretty complete list of SA Buttons in one of there journals in the mid 90's. You should be able to still get a copy of it...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-12-18, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Milmed
The one on the right is electrical branch green...

The one on the right is electrical branch green matching samples I have
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-12-18, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Milmed
Senior Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Royal...

Senior Nursing Sister, Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service.

Rank equivalent to Lieutenant RN
Forum: Army 10-12-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Milmed
Correct Not PAG button Alex

Correct Not PAG button Alex
Forum: Army 05-12-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Arthur, Yes those dates tie up with...

Thanks Arthur,

Yes those dates tie up with what I have, so now the big question of colours (Blue/white vs. Orange/blue) still needs to be clarified. I'm sure someone has the answers.

Steven
Forum: Army 05-12-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Milmed
SA Armour shoulder titles

I'm trying to find out why the SA Armour units have different colour shoulder titles. Some are white unit names embroidered on blue felt and others are blue unit names embroidered on orange felt.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-12-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Milmed
Some evidence as seen in Regimental devices of...

Some evidence as seen in Regimental devices of South Africa by HH Curson 1954.
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Milmed
No Problem Mike. See this album for more -...

No Problem Mike.

See this album for more - https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3527
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Milmed
An easy one Mike, Indian Supply and Transport...

An easy one Mike,
Indian Supply and Transport Corps
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-11-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Milmed
I believe the rank badges are Austrian Bundeswehr

I believe the rank badges are Austrian Bundeswehr
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Milmed
Phil, No 2 I believe may also be South African...

Phil,
No 2 I believe may also be South African and SAAF related. The 'AS' i think is English for 'Air S....' and the 'LD' is Afrikaans for 'Lug D....'

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-18, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Milmed
Phil, I do believe it was authorised and I have...

Phil,
I do believe it was authorised and I have seen it worn by RAF armourer instructors based in SA during WWII. Where I grew up, we had an industrial school for wayward boys on our doorstep. A few...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Milmed
Hi Phil, It is SA and worn WWII in cloth by...

Hi Phil,
It is SA and worn WWII in cloth by members of the Cape Garrison Artillery. One sold a few years ago along with a group photo of the CGR.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-10-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Milmed
Correct, SA Navy Lt.Commander pre 1994

Correct,
SA Navy Lt.Commander pre 1994
Forum: Military Buttons 02-10-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By Milmed
Awesome collection Chris, Thanks for showing. ...

Awesome collection Chris, Thanks for showing.

You may want to add 'Motor Transport Training Corps' to your wants list. Same button as the MTC but with MTTC above.

Steven
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 11-09-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Milmed
https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/367361796/GREAT_BR...

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/367361796/GREAT_BRITAIN_BOER_WAR_ARTILLERY_CORPS_CLOTH_BADGE_QV_C_POSSIBLY_WO_II_OR_WO_I.html
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Milmed
Looks like someone sanded down the NZ and the...

Looks like someone sanded down the NZ and the ONWARD scroll. This was sometimes done in order to create a very bright polish on the badge and maybe for a bit of individualism from the other guys.
Forum: General Topics 10-09-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Milmed
I believe they were originally a different...

I believe they were originally a different design. I will need to look at my reference books.

Alex,
See this link that shows your collar badge appears to also have been worn as a cap badge.
...
Forum: General Topics 10-09-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, I believe this is a S.Rhodesia Staff...

Hi Alex,
I believe this is a S.Rhodesia Staff Corps collar badge (Post WWII) you have and not a General Service badge.

Let me know when you back in SA, so we can arrange delivery of the badge I...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-09-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Milmed
duplicated in error

duplicated in error
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-09-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Milmed
I have seen these pictures before of the SAHA...

I have seen these pictures before of the SAHA wearing grenade cap badges. I suspect they are generic artillery grenade badges used as an interim before been issued with the SAHA cap badge (Springbok...
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