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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By RobD
May I enquire: Can something which is made by...

May I enquire: Can something which is made by hand in 1944 always reliably be distinguished from one made by hand in 2021?
It seems to me that, in the case of this object, everything depends on the...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-06-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By RobD
That solves it well enough!

That solves it well enough!
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By RobD
Thanks, fellas. I am sceptical that FANY nurses...

Thanks, fellas.
I am sceptical that FANY nurses would perform acrobatics on motorbikes.
I wonder if this was an acrobatic team? If so, whether the emblem on the tanks is a pair crossed showbiz...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By RobD
Here are more pics of the same - any ideas?

Here are more pics of the same - any ideas?
Forum: Army 04-06-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By RobD
Must be very rare. Here's the only photo of one...

Must be very rare. Here's the only photo of one I've seen - this is the Scott family, the pouch is attached to Lt FJD Scott who died at Isandhlwana.
Image from: Osprey - Zulu War;Volunteers,...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By RobD
Identify insignia? First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in E Africa

Can anyone explain for me what are the "V" shaped flashes on the petrol tanks of these motor bikes?
The photo comes from http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol106em.html and the legend to the photo is:...
Forum: General Topics 05-02-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By RobD
Boer waistcoat

It;s a dull, covid evening so I thought I'd post this as a challenge. It's an image from a book, "Heroes of the Boer War" which is online for free viewing...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-01-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,074
Posted By RobD
I share your pain. However, the auction house...

I share your pain.
However, the auction house uses a carefully-chosen word, "type", in its descriptions of some lots to cover themselves. The lot in question is described as

British WWII type...
Forum: Navy 27-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By RobD
Thanks, both - it's as I expected!

Thanks, both - it's as I expected!
Forum: Navy 26-11-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By RobD
Is this civilian or Naval?

Hi
I found this on a South African War battlefield; I think it's probably spurious but wanted to check it wasn't Naval.
Thanks
Rob
Forum: Army 02-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By RobD
By strange coincidence, Basil Schonland was my...

By strange coincidence, Basil Schonland was my Mom's father.
I had become interested in militaria before he died, while I was in high school; I don't recall seeing any unusual insignia among his...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By RobD
Ja, I think it's the same ou who rang the...

Ja, I think it's the same ou who rang the xylophone for 2nd dinner sitting on the Durban-Cape Town train in 1973. Moustache is the same. Kabeljou followed by lamb, if I recall.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By RobD
Thanks, Keith!

Thanks, Keith!
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By RobD
SA in E Africa, 1940/1941

I'd appreciate some help with these two.
The photos show the uncle of a pal, taken in Ethiopia or the Kenya-Ethiopia border, in 1940 or 1941.
My questions are:
- from the uniforms, can you tell...
Forum: General Topics 30-04-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By RobD
A researcher who I can recommend is Dewald Nel ...

A researcher who I can recommend is Dewald Nel
dewald@nelantiques.co.za
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,973
Posted By RobD
...or the seller has more than one...

...or the seller has more than one...
Forum: Army 16-12-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By RobD
Shahi, Is your DMR HP intact, or is there...

Shahi,
Is your DMR HP intact, or is there something missing from the
Left of the monogram? The QVC seems off centre.
Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By RobD
Cape Mounted Rifles?

Cape Mounted Rifles?
Forum: General Topics 09-08-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By RobD
New names for SA regiments

Read it and weep...

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/featured/new-reserve-force-unit-names/

Among the names set to disappear are Cape Town Highlanders, Transvaal Scottish, Witwatersrand Rifles,...
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RobD
Very useful indeed, Stephen - I'll study...

Very useful indeed, Stephen - I'll study carefully - many thanks, Rob
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RobD
Much obliged, Keith - I will seek a copy of...

Much obliged, Keith - I will seek a copy of those.
Rob
Forum: General Topics 24-06-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By RobD
Flash on motor bike?

The forum is a bit quiet, so here's an idle enquiry: my brother is repainting his 1942 Harley Davidson and side car; this is one of the 1160-odd 1200cc bikes + sidecars that the Union got from the...
Forum: General Topics 30-12-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By RobD
SALH regimental museum / archives?

Dear Colleagues
I am researching an engagement of the ABW where the SALH were prominent; does anyone know of the existence of an archive where I might find the SALH regimental diary, or of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-11-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,021
Posted By RobD
What beats me is the motivation of the faker....

What beats me is the motivation of the faker. Forgery is only profitable if it can be scaled up [as in the old 1 coins] or the item sells for a lot of [as in an impressionist painting]. But the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,021
Posted By RobD
What a fascinating thread! I for one am gripped.

What a fascinating thread! I for one am gripped.
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