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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Milmed
Its a post war Senior Girl Guides uniform -...

Its a post war Senior Girl Guides uniform - similar to war time battledress jacket with beret showing London area/district enamel badge worn over two pieces of colored felt. Badge on tie is a GG...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Milmed
South African Service Corps WWI helmet flash...

South African Service Corps WWI helmet flash (Stripes worn vertically)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
Collars are German and Administrative branch, so...

Collars are German and Administrative branch, so could be earlier or one of the Ocean Liners. Definitely not medical.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, I believe those two patches are post...

Hi Terry,
I believe those two patches are post war (1950's) British Red Cross VAD pocket batches.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Milmed
German Kriegsmarine Administration branch ...

German Kriegsmarine Administration branch

Note: This Caduceus is always confused with a medical caduceus badge
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 29-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Milmed
If it were mine I would give it a good clean and...

If it were mine I would give it a good clean and see what comes up. It may well be very tarnished white metal.

I have also some some white metal badges with a coat of lacquer on that has yellowed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Milmed
Hi Alex, Not sure as to value. They were pretty...

Hi Alex,
Not sure as to value. They were pretty common on the ground 20 or so years ago and they do still turn up.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 25-07-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Milmed
ILI - Imperial Light Infantry

ILI - Imperial Light Infantry
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Milmed
Italian colonial officers cross belt device

Italian colonial officers cross belt device
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Milmed
This looks like a possible girl guides badge,...

This looks like a possible girl guides badge, maybe air guides
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Milmed
Point up in this Getty image

Point up in this Getty image
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Milmed
Nice title. Unfortunately I cannot confirm or...

Nice title. Unfortunately I cannot confirm or deny as I have never seen an SAA title like it before, but your guess is plausible.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 714
Posted By Milmed
The VAD Australia shoulder title is white metal....

The VAD Australia shoulder title is white metal. There is also a white metal cap badge that is worn with it.

As far as I am aware the curved Australia s/t worn on the shoulder boards of the...
Forum: General Topics. 14-07-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Milmed
The VAD's were voluntary nurses from the Red...

The VAD's were voluntary nurses from the Red Cross and StJohns associations. My understanding is that there role was primarily nursing (wards) though some did drive ambulances. I have included all my...
Forum: General Topics 13-07-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Milmed
South Africa ones are all WWII, so I suspect the...

South Africa ones are all WWII, so I suspect the others are also WWII. I agree maybe someone may have worn then unofficially, but it is my understanding from some old collectors that collected badges...
Forum: General Topics 12-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Milmed
They were Egypt made. There is also a South...

They were Egypt made. There is also a South Africa example. I believe they were souvenirs and not officially worn.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 714
Posted By Milmed
I believe the same badge was worn throughout WWII...

I believe the same badge was worn throughout WWII BY NZANS as well, only getting a unique Cap and collar badge post 1950's

Terry, the red cross you referred to in an earlier post looks like an arm...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Milmed
NO it is not a South African nursing pin !!

NO it is not a South African nursing pin !!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Milmed
N over SCC = Natal Schools Cadet Corps (A early...

N over SCC = Natal Schools Cadet Corps (A early South African school cadet title)
Forum: Army 08-07-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Milmed
Hi Shahl, From what i can remember seen at the...

Hi Shahl,
From what i can remember seen at the King Williams Town museum many years ago, the FAMP wore a torrin cap with the title as cap badge. I don't recall seen helmets. I believe this is a...
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Milmed
South African Railways 1930's - 1970's

South African Railways 1930's - 1970's
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 01-07-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Milmed
Hi Terry, From my research many years ago and...

Hi Terry,
From my research many years ago and if I remember correctly (need to look at my records some time), the WWI Canadian nurses wore CAMC cap badges and smaller CAMC collar badges. WWII they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-06-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Milmed
I doubt either are 'Army Medical Service' or...

I doubt either are 'Army Medical Service' or 'Stretcher Bearer' but I have no evidence to back my doubts, just a gut feel.

The Army Medical Service was like a governing body of all things medical,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-06-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Milmed
NS - National Service (ND - Nationale Diens) ...

NS - National Service (ND - Nationale Diens)

The SAWAS was originally formed from an organization started in 1939 called the South African Womans National Service Legion, hence the NS in the badge.
Forum: Army 21-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Milmed
Hi Iain, looks like a chrome plated brass badge...

Hi Iain,
looks like a chrome plated brass badge and not white metal. Could be band related, but I doubt it is specific to an officer.
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