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Forum: Air Force 22-07-14, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Milmed
Hi, I would also put the voiding down to...

Hi,
I would also put the voiding down to manufacturer and possibly economy. The WAAF and more economically produced badges appear to be unvoided, wheareas the earlier 1920's/30's manufactured badges...
Forum: Air Force 21-07-14, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Milmed
Hi Ocad, Yes that is a blackened SAAF badge but...

Hi Ocad,
Yes that is a blackened SAAF badge but not necessarily for an officer. All UDF personnel got an issue of blackened badges.
These were first issued in the mid to late 1930's and stopped...
Forum: Air Force 15-07-14, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Milmed
Yes correct, Standard SAAF badge but variations...

Yes correct,
Standard SAAF badge but variations in material and pattern exist. Pre war and through to c. 1952 officers wore gilt badges, then a new design cloth badge to c.1959.
Non-officers wore...
Forum: Air Force 15-07-14, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Milmed
Sorry, I have never heard of that before, not in...

Sorry, I have never heard of that before, not in any books or from any collectors. The orange/red tab was worn both overseas and locally in the Union. If blue were worn in the Union, I would expect...
Forum: Air Force 14-07-14, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Milmed
Hi Olivier, This is a first for me. It may be...

Hi Olivier,
This is a first for me. It may be something the original owner did and not official. The blue cloth appears the same as the patch of blue felt used to produce the SAAF helmet flash, so...
Forum: Air Force 14-07-14, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Milmed
Hi Olivier, The only blue backing to a SAAF...

Hi Olivier,
The only blue backing to a SAAF badges I am aware of is the post republic (i.e. post 1961) senior officers cap badges, though there were post WWII UDF senior officer bullion badges with...
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