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Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-09-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Milmed
Same here in South Africa before we started...

Same here in South Africa before we started making our own buttons in the 1950's, we had UK made buttons with South African supplier names as a back mark. This is noted on some buttons going back to...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-09-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
That little cannon is just for the entertainment...

That little cannon is just for the entertainment of visitors to the Castle.

The real noon day gun is fired everyday from Signal Hill...

https://www.capetown.travel/signal-hill-noon-gun/
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Milmed
AA = Anti Aircraft unit

AA = Anti Aircraft unit
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 12-09-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Milmed
Both badges original. KC Vol crown looks like it...

Both badges original. KC Vol crown looks like it was damaged at some point in its life.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Milmed
These were worn on the shoulder boards and they...

These were worn on the shoulder boards and they were for ordinary soldiers.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Arthur

Thanks Arthur
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Milmed
Resurfacing an old thread. Was looking at...

Resurfacing an old thread.

Was looking at this badge again and the C appears to be mostly at the back of the badge, so can I assume it is the last letter?

The C and the P are both stippled and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-09-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Milmed
I suspect quite a few of these may be South...

I suspect quite a few of these may be South African and school cadet related.

8 = Pinetown High (school cadets)

10 = 'I' Hoer Skool Kadette ('I' High School Cadets) - see this link for similar...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Milmed
Post 1950 BOAC. Pattern worn until 1970's. ...

Post 1950 BOAC. Pattern worn until 1970's.

WWII pattern was slightly different leave design with white metal winged lion.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-08-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Milmed
The crown still appears to be sweated onto the...

The crown still appears to be sweated onto the cross. If it had been one piece, we would have seen the rear of the crown in the reverse shot.

Also the badge has lugs, so I am thinking this is a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By Milmed
There are NO South African badges in this group

There are NO South African badges in this group
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Milmed
It may be engineering but not sure. I doubt...

It may be engineering but not sure. I doubt Medical or Chaplain though
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-08-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Milmed
Been looking at some BOAC wartime pictures on...

Been looking at some BOAC wartime pictures on gettyimages and it looks like this style of button was also used by Flight crews. I suspect the BOAC button with the Griffon may be post WWII
Forum: General Topics. 17-08-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Milmed
Not all countries named there WWII medals. ...

Not all countries named there WWII medals.

As far as I am aware UK did not name WWII Medals

South Africa named all WWII medals with force number, Initials and Surname
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-08-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Milmed
I believe it is French

I believe it is French
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-08-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Milmed
Seen it worn by Wartime BOAC ground staff

Seen it worn by Wartime BOAC ground staff
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Milmed
Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African -...

Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African - Non European Army Service
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Milmed
A good fake example. Even if the 'veteran' passed...

A good fake example. Even if the 'veteran' passed the badge on, there was nothing stopping him from passing on a fake badge... and at 99 pence, the seller is a story teller...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Milmed
WIS shoulder title

I have tried searching for possible identification of this title but have not come up with anything concrete.

Does this look like something you may have seen before and have a positive ID for?
...
Forum: Army 27-07-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Milmed
Looks like its dated to 1965

Looks like its dated to 1965
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-07-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Milmed
That was my understanding as well !

That was my understanding as well !
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-07-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By Milmed
I believe atillathenunns was referring to the...

I believe atillathenunns was referring to the following badge as seen on http://www.diggerhistory.info/ - A NZ ASC badge with center replaced with DC
Forum: Police 11-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Milmed
Re. the collar badges with clutch pins... SAP...

Re. the collar badges with clutch pins... SAP NCO's and constables adopted collar badges in 1952 and wore these till replaced with the version without crown in 1957/58. These were very short lived...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By Milmed
Thanks for the extra information. Unfortunately I...

Thanks for the extra information. Unfortunately I do not have a picture.

Are you able to zoom in your picture to show the insignia as the posted image is so small, all that can be seen is some...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By Milmed
Clearly you did not see that the badge was...

Clearly you did not see that the badge was identified as the WWII kiwi badge. The question was when was this one officially adopted? Corbett does not give a clear indication, but doubt it was 1917 as...
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