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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-06-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By natal01
I'm still none the wiser as to what constitutes...

I'm still none the wiser as to what constitutes "good" or "bad". Is there a place where one can consult the gold standard ? I know that the much copied Air Crew Europe Star has spawned various "How...
Forum: General Topics 20-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By natal01
Not exactly garden huts, but back in Colonial...

Not exactly garden huts, but back in Colonial times, the government of the day would tax members of local tribes based on how many dwellings they owned. A bit like property rates today. A clear case...
Forum: Military Buttons 20-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By natal01
I guess that it may be any ( or all of the units...

I guess that it may be any ( or all of the units mentioned). In my collecting of badges of the Empire, I have come across a few instances of seemingly unrelated units using the insignia supplied by a...
Forum: General Topics 17-05-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By natal01
I am somewhat in agreement with Alex and High...

I am somewhat in agreement with Alex and High Wood on this. They are not like any military dog tag that I have ever seen. Metal tags have been used in the last 100 years in SA for dog licences,...
Forum: Military Buttons 14-05-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By natal01
Indian Volunteer Rifles buttons

I am a sometime collector of buttons. I collect them if I think that they are unusual or attractive. My "collection" has no real theme but one day I might get some sort of order into the assemblage....
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 18-04-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By natal01
Insignia worn over the career of a Colonial Police Officer

Some unusual items turn up in Durban, probably because it has long been a popular retirement spot for servicemen who saw service in the various Colonies.
One such was P E Garner.
I attach some pics...
Forum: General Topics 30-12-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By natal01
Here is a pic of the reverse showing the...

Here is a pic of the reverse showing the fittings. I have seen a pic of the BVC title that you mention, and always thought that it was the only one. The more I get into this hobby, the more I realise...
Forum: General Topics 29-12-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By natal01
Bushveld Carbineers shoulder title ?

I have had this somewhat crudely made title for some while now. I always thought that it might be for the Bushveld Carbineers, but then it might be something else entirely. I showed it to a badge...
Forum: Army 23-12-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By natal01
Now that is unusual. What do you know about the...

Now that is unusual. What do you know about the unit ? Whereabouts in the Cape were they based ?
Regards
Mike
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By natal01
Hi Steven Thanks for that. I would never have...

Hi Steven
Thanks for that. I would never have known.
Regards
Mike
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By natal01
TSC - One to test the team !

This badge has been lying around for a long time. At first glance it looks like a cast brass Army Service Corps badge. However a fellow collector looked at it more closely and pointed out that the...
Forum: Army 16-11-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By natal01
Hi Shahl, Thanks for posting. I must look at...

Hi Shahl,
Thanks for posting. I must look at these badges more closely in future.
Regards
Mike
Forum: General Topics 14-11-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By natal01
natal native horse

Yesterday I bought a pair of epaulettes with NNH ( Natal Native Horse ) titles. The items came from the family of Robert Charles Azariah Samuelson, the one time interpreter to Cetewayo and the author...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-11-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By natal01
Hi Rob, So its also a cap badge? Do you have a...

Hi Rob,
So its also a cap badge? Do you have a pic of them being worn?
Regards
Mike
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-11-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By natal01
South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles

I recently purchased a Victorian South Middlesex Volunteer Rifles cap badge together with what was described as its matching collar badge. Both badges are silver plated . I have sifted through the...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 28-09-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By natal01
That is a very useful index. I am often stumped...

That is a very useful index. I am often stumped by shoulder titles and end up consigning them to the "unknown "box.
With your EACD you have to make a call and one day you might see a picture of...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 27-09-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By natal01
Hi Leigh, I would tend towards the Chaplains...

Hi Leigh,
I would tend towards the Chaplains Department. All these titles had a very "homemade"look ( as did many of the badges) and were probably made as and when required. I'm not sure that there...
Forum: Army 20-09-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By natal01
Thanks for showing , Andrew. There cannot be too...

Thanks for showing , Andrew. There cannot be too many of these out there.
Well done.
Mike
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-09-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By natal01
Polish 1st Air Force Regiment

I have had this badge for a number of years and could never identify it. This week, thanks to a post on the forum which led me to an illustration of some Polish badges which had been auctioned off, I...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-09-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By natal01
Is this an Australian Div. patch ?

I have looked at the reference works that I have on Div patches and have drawn a blank with this one . It was suggested that it may be Australian . Can anyone help with an identification?
Many...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-09-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By natal01
Is this an apprentice made proficiency badge ?

I have been told that certain badges were made in military workshops as part of a trade test. Can anyone throw some light on who might have made and then wore this badge ?
Thanks
Mike
Forum: Army 15-08-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By natal01
Determining whether the screws are Imperial or...

Determining whether the screws are Imperial or Metric is "above my pay grade", but I'll see if I can get someone who would be able to tell me.
Forum: Army 15-08-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By natal01
Here is a close up . The posts seem to have been...

Here is a close up . The posts seem to have been very neatly attached in the process of manufacture although there is some solder on one post that seems to have come later.
Forum: Army 14-08-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By natal01
WW2 Tank Corps badge with screw posts

I have had this lying around for a while now. I dont even remember where it came from, but it is an oddity. At first glance , it is the common WW2 SA Tank Corps beret badge. According to Owen's book,...
Forum: Indian Badges 22-07-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By natal01
Indian Martingale badges

I guess that martingale badges are not really considered mainstream, but I was pleased to get a small collection of martingales which included these Indian examples to the Kashmir I S Lancers and the...
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