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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Milmed
In use much earlier than that.. I believe...

In use much earlier than that.. I believe c,1957/58 to 2002, though the ones you show with the lurex lions are c.1990's to 2002. Previously the lions were in gold bullion wire.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 07-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,277
Posted By Milmed
Hi Peter, definitely a Red Cross cap badge... see...

Hi Peter, definitely a Red Cross cap badge... see same badge in post #15 of this thread

Regards
Steven
Forum: The Home Front 05-01-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Milmed
ATS field service caps were private purchase...

ATS field service caps were private purchase items. Auxiliaries attached to AA command and RA units were permitted to wear RA (blue and red) field service caps.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 04-01-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Milmed
I know nothing about these Camel Corps badges or...

I know nothing about these Camel Corps badges or where they were cast.

If however they were cast in Egypt, then the lugs don't match with Egyptian sand cast items I usually come across. These are...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-01-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,277
Posted By Milmed
Nancy and Olga are both wearing BRCS uniforms....

Nancy and Olga are both wearing BRCS uniforms. Nancy in outdoor service dress and Olga in ward dress
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 27-12-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Milmed
standard issue

standard issue
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-12-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Milmed
The central device appears to be a political...

The central device appears to be a political party uniform button mounted on an enamelled cross. Also suspect a fantasy item
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-12-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Milmed
Looks to be an Indian bazaar made badge

Looks to be an Indian bazaar made badge
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-12-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Milmed
Uniform does not appear to be RC VAD, so the...

Uniform does not appear to be RC VAD, so the obvious conclusion is that she is a civilian nurse and not associated with any military unit. Some private hospitals did have there own uniforms and the...
Forum: Army 20-12-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Milmed
Original South African Tank Corps c.1941-43

Original South African Tank Corps c.1941-43
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-12-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Milmed
It is my understanding that nurses fob watches...

It is my understanding that nurses fob watches were all private purchase, so any period watch could have been worn by a VAD or QA. It is highly unlikely that you will find a watch that can be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Milmed
The 4th Transvaal Cadets cap badge is rather nice...

The 4th Transvaal Cadets cap badge is rather nice and the Cape Medical Corps collar does not show up to often
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Milmed
and those cubs/scouts/girl guides service stars...

and those cubs/scouts/girl guides service stars had 6 points, not the five as shown
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Milmed
The Marist Brothers is indeed a South African...

The Marist Brothers is indeed a South African Badge of the MB cadet unit in the Transvaal volunteer period pre Union (c.1904 - 1910)

The NSCC title is also a South African Cadet unit, namely Natal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Milmed
At 8mm I think it is far too small for a cap...

At 8mm I think it is far too small for a cap insignia. I believe they are one of the many variations of Italian rank stars
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-12-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Milmed
Its a QAIMNS(R) shoulder strap

Its a QAIMNS(R) shoulder strap
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Milmed
In my time a 'Wardmaster' represented an admin...

In my time a 'Wardmaster' represented an admin post. Someone who controlled the admitting and discharging of patients to a ward. This relieved the medics/nursing staff to handle the clinical side of...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 28-11-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Milmed
Terry, Its more a question of SRN vs SEN where...

Terry, Its more a question of SRN vs SEN where ranks come into question...
Forum: Navy 27-11-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Milmed
I concur :)

I concur :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Milmed
Two SAR buttons are for South African Railways...

Two SAR buttons are for South African Railways c.1910 - 1916
The white metal one is for uniformed staff and brass for senior uniformed officials
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, The 4 staves one you show replaced the...

Hi Alex,
The 4 staves one you show replaced the previous one you showed c.1954 if I have my dates correct. This was of course replaced again post 1961 with the gilt 'Lion over castle' staff badge.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, These were worn by South African Staff...

Hi Alex,
These were worn by South African Staff officers c.WWII on the Polo helmet, So yes attached via the pin to the pagri.

Steven
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 04-11-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Milmed
Hi Jack Seen the back of your faded badge, I...

Hi Jack
Seen the back of your faded badge, I would think it is same/similar to your initially posted badge.

Not sure what you refer to as a senior NCO badge, but if it is the one with the bullion...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 03-11-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Milmed
As mentioned, the right hand one is navy. ...

As mentioned, the right hand one is navy.

The middle one with white ring on black is for volunteer army units (such as RAMC(V) and was also worn by VMSC(Volunteer Medical Staff Corps) and possibly...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 02-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Milmed
The one you have with the khaki background was...

The one you have with the khaki background was unique to Australia.
Britain and other commonwealth countries had a dark blue/black background.

Please post pictures of the others you refer to and...
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