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Forum: All other Colonial Badges 25-11-21, 08:33 AM
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Posted By natal01
It looks like a pretty standard BSAP button.

It looks like a pretty standard BSAP button.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 24-11-21, 09:28 AM
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Posted By natal01
Southern Rhodesian Customs

I am a somewhat eclectic collector and find that certain items "talk to me " and then , having been "spoken to ", I try to aquire the item to put with all the other oddeties which clutter my home. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By natal01
Thanks for the leads. A google search seems to...

Thanks for the leads. A google search seems to indicate that the Australians used a unitary " Staff Corps" title. This is not to say that there wasnt a two part title, but I cant find it . I think...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-21, 09:07 AM
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Posted By natal01
STAFF - any idea as to who wore this ?

Sometimes titles turn up that initially seem to identify themselves. This STAFF title is one such title that has taunted me for a while. Who wore it ? and in which military force ? I havent been able...
Forum: General Topics 12-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By natal01
Thats great , Steven. As Brian says, An...

Thats great , Steven.
As Brian says, An exceptionally nice find.
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 04-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By natal01
I'm shocked ! A couple of years ago I bought a...

I'm shocked !
A couple of years ago I bought a copy of the book together with Yunnie's fishing hat which had a few old cloth badges sewn onto the crown. I was particularly happy with the PPA title...
Forum: General Topics 12-08-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
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
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Views: 117
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: 674
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: 811
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: 811
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
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Views: 674
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: 676
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: 281
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: 281
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: 147
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: 810
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: 810
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: 810
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: 2,022
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: 259
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: 259
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: 509
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: 195
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: 195
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...
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