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Forum: General Topics 26-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Unfortunately not very much, seeing as how it...

Unfortunately not very much, seeing as how it only shows the shoulder patch of the Kaffrarian Rifles, rather than the pith flash.
Forum: General Topics 20-10-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Since I've got another question related to pith...

Since I've got another question related to pith helmet flashes, what were the colours of the Kaffrarian Rifles pith helmet flash?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Unfortunately, I only found three photos, none of...

Unfortunately, I only found three photos, none of which are South African..
Forum: General Topics 19-10-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with research

Hello everyone,

Maybe an unnecessary question, but did South African officers below the rank of Colonel wear their regimental peaked cap while in the field?

I've attached an example below of...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-10-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for Military Police Corps photos

Hello everyone,

Does anybody have any pictures available of the Military Police Corps in North Africa or East Africa? Pictures of the MPC are quite scarce and very hard to come across, so it seems...
Forum: General Topics 10-10-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with Cape Town Highlanders/Transvaal Scottish dress regulations

Hello everyone,

I recently bought the book containing the regimental history of the Cape Town Highlanders from 1885 to 1970. To my surprise, it also contained the dress regulations of around 1939,...
Forum: General Topics 20-09-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Many thanks for your reply. Were these also worn...

Many thanks for your reply. Were these also worn in the East African campaign or just in North Africa?
Forum: General Topics 11-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with Transvaal Horse Artillery

Greetings everyone, I was wondering whether the Transvaal Horse Artillery officers had one of those coloured wedge caps that the Royal Artillery had. I saw a picture of a group of THA officers, some...
Forum: General Topics 05-09-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Greetings Brian, I do believe you are correct...

Greetings Brian, I do believe you are correct with this. On one picture from the book, I saw two NMC soldiers with both their badge and backing (which looks like a plain strip of brown cloth) on a...
Forum: General Topics 04-09-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with Indian & Malay Corps

Hello everyone, I recently bought 'The Unknown Force' written by Ian Gleeson, which covers the history of the black, indian and coloured soldiers of South Africa through several wars, most notably...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-08-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with identifying unknown regiment again

Hello everyone, I was watching this British Pathé video today where Field Marshal Smuts was visiting the troops in the Western Desert, 1942. I happened to take notice at one point that these guys had...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for/help needed with Cape Town Highlanders photos

Hello everyone, I am looking for any pictures of Cape Town Highlanders wearing their khaki drill doublet during the second world war (I hope that is the correct name for the uniform). I was...
Forum: General Topics 16-08-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with SAP helmet flash

Greetings all, I came across another forum, in which one person had a post asking if the South African Police had any pith flashes during the second world war, as two SAP battalions served in North...
Forum: General Topics 13-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Many thanks!

Many thanks!
Forum: General Topics 13-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with pith flashes

Greetings all, I'm already 50% sure about this subject, but to confirm it, I thought I'd ask it here anyway. Did South African pith helmets have their regimental flashes on both the left and right...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-08-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Looking for Native Military Corps photos

Hello everyone, I'm looking for some pictures of the Native Military Corps (Indian and Malay Corps too if possible) during WWII, preferably colourized. If anybody has any, please share them!
Forum: Army 03-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with 1st SA Light Tank Coy flash

Hello everyone, I found this supposed helmet flash of the 1st South African Light Tank Company today. All I know about the unit is that it fought in East Africa. Can anybody confirm whether or not...
Forum: Army 28-07-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Hi Steven, That would quite frankly make...

Hi Steven,

That would quite frankly make sense. Ofcourse, it is still just a speculation, but it does sound quite believable, and therefore I'll assume that that is the case, unless I happen to...
Forum: Army 28-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Thank you both for the replies. What I question...

Thank you both for the replies. What I question is, though, why does it still have the '4th Infantry' designation on the badge? If I remember correctly, the '4th Infantry' designation was dropped in...
Forum: Army 26-07-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with First City Regiment badge

Hello all, for research purposes, I've been trying to find out what the capbadge of the First City was during the second world war era. Does anybody know what it looked like?
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with identifying unknown regiment

Hello everyone, I found this picture of what I believe to be the Cape Town Highlanders marching down Darling street in 1942. However, I'm not sure about it, and therefore would like somebody else to...
Forum: General Topics 21-07-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Thank you Milmed. I assume this is what you mean?

Thank you Milmed. I assume this is what you mean?
Forum: General Topics 20-07-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Help needed with Transvaal Scottish pith helmet flash

Hello everyone, recently I came across a chart of South African pith flashes worn during the second world war. I've been trying to find out if the Transvaal Scottish had their own pith flash, and...
Forum: General Topics 04-06-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Greetings Bill, thank you for the welcome. ...

Greetings Bill, thank you for the welcome.

Hello Mil, I believe I found the article that you were talking about. And indeed, it did answer most of my questions.
Forum: General Topics 02-06-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By GatinhoDeGato123
Natal Scottish

Recently I came across a badge of the 'Natal Scottish'. This unit was apparently apart of the South African 1st Reserve Brigade during the second world war, and the official name (according to...
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