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Forum: General Topics. 20-01-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Milmed
Thanks for the update Mike

Thanks for the update Mike
Forum: Army 20-01-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Milmed
I have no doubt these were your grandfathers and...

I have no doubt these were your grandfathers and nice to see flashes that have not seen the light before.

Sometime in the 1950's, someone put together a chart of flashes worn by UDF forces mostly...
Forum: Army 19-01-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Milmed
The QSC and Botha Regt. badges are correct, but...

The QSC and Botha Regt. badges are correct, but the flashes are for neither of these regiments.

This is the first I have seen of these. The brown flashes were typically worn by 'Native Military...
Forum: General Topics. 18-01-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Milmed
Find another dealer... the one making the...

Find another dealer... the one making the statement clearly does not know his stuff, so I would be weary of spending hard earned money with them...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Dumdum Every little bit helps. ...

Thanks Dumdum

Every little bit helps.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Mike Was hoping the 'A.E. & O.T.I'...

Thanks Mike

Was hoping the 'A.E. & O.T.I' could possibly tie it down to a specific organization

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Milmed
Unknown enameled insignia

Hi,
Acquired these as part of a job lot, but not sure what they represent.

All are gilt with enameling in blue and white. Attachments are a mix of pin and clasp, buttonhole and sliders.

Made...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 15-01-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Milmed
New Zealand Railways

New Zealand Railways
Forum: General Topics 11-01-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Milmed
Hi Rob, From a quick search on google for 'Boer...

Hi Rob,
From a quick search on google for 'Boer War artillery Helmet' it appears the flashes seen in your picture are RA flashes. ie. blue/red rectangles next to each other to form a square shape.
...
Forum: Army 07-01-22, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Milmed
Hi Ron, Buttons were white metal with crowned...

Hi Ron,
Buttons were white metal with crowned winged wheel. No title or scroll.

Steven
Forum: Army 06-01-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Milmed
They continued to wear the CSARV hat and collars....

They continued to wear the CSARV hat and collars. Only the shoulder title changed.

There are also CSARV / CSARC officers badges in hallmarked silver. Only ever seen one set though. Collars were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-01-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Milmed
And to you John, I believe this is going to be...

And to you John,
I believe this is going to be a good year.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-01-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Milmed
Badge worn by the "South African Coloured Corps"...

Badge worn by the "South African Coloured Corps" c. 1963 to c.1972.
Renamed "Cape Corps Service Battalion" in 1972.
Brass badge replaced with a Chrome version c 1975 and worn for very short...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-12-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, You are correct with the QARANC tunic...

Hi Terry,
You are correct with the QARANC tunic strap.

The other one is a QAIMNS(R) tippet shoulder strap c. WWII (worn with a brass general service button)

Steven
Forum: General Topics 24-12-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Milmed
Clearly not a very knowledgeable dealer.... he is...

Clearly not a very knowledgeable dealer.... he is not sure whether it is WWI or WWII and thinks it is a cap badge!!!!
Forum: General Topics 23-12-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Milmed
One of the copies I am afraid. Not sure why they...

One of the copies I am afraid. Not sure why they were made... possibly reenactment/movie prop or even for collectors.
Forum: Army 15-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
Hi Brian, Yes that is a possibility as there is...

Hi Brian,
Yes that is a possibility as there is some red felt behind the badge. Was previously glued to red felt.

It does however look like old gold in hand but the picture does make it look...
Forum: Air Force 15-12-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Milmed
Brian, Is this maybe the unit where they...

Brian,
Is this maybe the unit where they trained the WAAF girls for Anti Aircraft service. They maned the search lights, etc.

Steven
Forum: Navy 12-12-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Milmed
Blue was for women's service, hence mention of...

Blue was for women's service, hence mention of WRENS and SWANS....

Gold or Yellow and Red on navy blue was for RN male members.
Forum: Navy 12-12-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By Milmed
Just to add, even if used in SA by a SWAN, it was...

Just to add, even if used in SA by a SWAN, it was still a British made badge for the WRENS, and common to the Commonwealth female Navy units.
Forum: Army 11-12-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
1 Para Battalion shoulder titles

Hi,
I have these two variations of the Afrikaans version of 1 Para Battalion.

One is bright yellow on green with punctuation
The other is old gold on green without punctuation

Is this just a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Milmed
Hi John Hi think the CHSC is 'C' High School...

Hi John
Hi think the CHSC is 'C' High School Cadets. Not sure what the C stands for though

The CSARC is Central South African Railway Corps, adopted when the Central South African Railway...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Milmed
First badge is a collar badge to the Durban Light...

First badge is a collar badge to the Durban Light Infantry

Initially produced in white metal during the militia period (pre 1910) and then in gilding metal. Also darkened bronze finish for wear...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-12-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Milmed
I concur, one and three are repro's of FANY badge...

I concur, one and three are repro's of FANY badge c.WWI

#2 is genuine but later period when they became "Womens Transport Service"
Forum: General Topics. 03-12-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Milmed
Well it definitely looks black and yes a first...

Well it definitely looks black and yes a first for me... I have never known the WR to wear black badges.

I have been told that the SADF at one point in the 1960's were told to destroy all pre...
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