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Forum: General Topics 11-01-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,732
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Wow that is a lot of money....

Wow that is a lot of money....
Forum: Army 08-01-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Brian Conyngham
These guys did Stirling work "Up North", clearing...

These guys did Stirling work "Up North", clearing harbours and tunnels and repairing hundreds of miles of railway lines. Sadly these backroom boys are largely overlooked, the fighting units getting...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-01-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Tim, great info there. After WW1 there was as...

Hi Tim, great info there. After WW1 there was as one can expect thousands of tons of detritus to sort out and dispose of, especially ammunition and not only bodies. I also have medal groups to chaps...
Forum: Army 03-01-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Iain Compliments of the Season.... ...

Hi Iain

Compliments of the Season....

Yes, a lovely badge you have there, having lugs it could well have been worn by an officer / soldier as Frank puts it "who simply wanted a little more" ,...
Forum: General Topics 03-01-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Rob I concur, the JHB Mil Museum has an extensive...

Rob I concur, the JHB Mil Museum has an extensive research facility and their staff at the library have been helpful to me in the past. Doing research on a few projects of mine, I was presently...
Forum: Army 27-12-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,026
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Those were very limited, well done. Brian

Those were very limited, well done.

Brian
Forum: Army 27-12-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Andrew thanks for showing, must be close to...

Andrew thanks for showing, must be close to unique! Would never have taken this for an SA badge!

Brian
Forum: Army 21-12-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,026
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Iain you must keep a look out for one of...

Iain you must keep a look out for one of these.... not many produced I believe?

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53199&highlight=IMPERIAL+LIGHT+HORSE
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-12-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Glenwood School Band cadet badges.

For those who collect Cadet insignia, here is a nice one:

School Cadet band from Glenwood High school in the 1970's wearing their parent/affiliated South African Defence Force units insignia. In...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-12-18, 04:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 685
Posted By Brian Conyngham
There are also two Bullion versions of this...

There are also two Bullion versions of this badge. Getting hard to find these original badges these days.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 01-12-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Mike Very nice, must have come from the old...

Mike

Very nice, must have come from the old mans uniform.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 22-10-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Alex, our flyers in GEA were SA Squadron RFC. ...

Hi Alex, our flyers in GEA were SA Squadron RFC.

Brian
Forum: Army 22-10-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Schutztruppe, are you just covering the GSWA...

Hi Schutztruppe, are you just covering the GSWA campaign or also the East African and Western Front when they became 26 Squadron?

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-09-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks for clarifying this photograph with names...

Thanks for clarifying this photograph with names and a date.
Forum: Air Force 24-09-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Alex No web site that I know of but works...

Alex

No web site that I know of but works out of a little shop at Uncle Tims in Benoni.

Brian
Forum: Army 24-09-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By Brian Conyngham
:mad: I am now feeling totally gutted, saw one of...

:mad: I am now feeling totally gutted, saw one of these about 2 years ago at an obscure second hand shop in the Midlands of KZN with a load of other common badges, had absolutely no idea what it was...
Forum: General Topics 24-09-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Thomas for this info, seen a P once before...

Thanks Thomas for this info, seen a P once before and had no idea what it represented.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 12-09-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Alex Will keep the eyes peeled, I know...

Hi Alex

Will keep the eyes peeled, I know Peter Le Querc (SPELLING ?)in JHB had a ton of these about a year ago when I visited his shop.

Brian
Forum: General Topics 12-09-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Alex I would say a collar, I had a few...

Hi Alex

I would say a collar, I had a few cap badges in the past and they were bigger than this one, nice maker plate.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Unlike the cloth version they are not that...

Unlike the cloth version they are not that scarce, they do pop up from time to time, they are like the SATC and SAAF (straight type for the last mentioned) types, suspect made by the same company.
...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Alex I think the chap on the right was one of the...

Alex I think the chap on the right was one of the Brinks, maybe George? Will try and find out more, Im sure there is a similar uniform in the SAAF museum?

Will Endley sent me this pic, he would...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Frank I was over the moon with this buy. ...

Frank

I was over the moon with this buy.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-09-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Keith quite correct 1st Med Brigade, wore both. ...

Keith quite correct 1st Med Brigade, wore both.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Out of interest, if you are in London and visit...

Out of interest, if you are in London and visit Trafalgar Square, you will see a Winged Springbok on the side of South Africa house.

Not quite the same but from the same era.
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-09-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Ist type SAAF Eagle Finial

This is a 1st Type SAAF Swooping Eagle finial, some have said these date back to just after WW1 and there is no actual proof of this but appear to have been worn up to the mid to late 1930's by some...
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