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Forum: Army 27-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Brian Conyngham
The 84 Signals has the small 84 Brigade Command...

The 84 Signals has the small 84 Brigade Command Bar above it.

I was with 84 Brigade HQ Unit for my National Service, based in Durban.

Brian
Forum: Army 02-11-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Is it lugged?

Is it lugged?
Forum: General Topics. 02-11-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,588
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Natal Carbineers badge

Hi Guys

Here is a very nice 1906 W M Dowler & Sons silver NC officers badge.

Regards
Brian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks all for your input, much appreciated. ...

Thanks all for your input, much appreciated.

Brian
Forum: Army 26-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks guys, very chuffed to acquire it.

Thanks guys, very chuffed to acquire it.
Forum: Air Force 26-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Jack Yes, pleased to advise you Cpl JH...

Hi Jack

Yes, pleased to advise you Cpl JH Venter was entitled to a US Distinguished Unit Citation, that will complete his entitlement. Nice!

Only 320 out of the 800 odd South African...
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Jack I will check up and see if he is...

Jack

I will check up and see if he is entitled to a US Presidential Unit Citation, about half of them were, but my roll is at home.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Definitely ground crew Jack.

Definitely ground crew Jack.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Stephen That is interesting. Will...

Thanks Stephen

That is interesting. Will pass this info on to the owner. We have also been told on the FB BBF site it might be Indian?

Brian
Forum: Army 24-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Mike I too have investigated this and...

Mike

I too have investigated this and suspect it was the colours of their helmet flashes that were worn on the side of the polo helmets, but have yet to confirm their colours, I know the SSB wore...
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Jack just a quick one, his name is pronounced...

Jack just a quick one, his name is pronounced "Fenter" Venter being Afrikaans.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Jack I have an album with about one third...

Hi Jack

I have an album with about one third of the SA Korean contingent of 800 odd. You got lucky with Venter. They are nice groups, there is a SA EX Pat in Aussie that collects these groups, has...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Chaplain shoulder title

Hi All

This cast and sadly missing a lug Chaplains shoulder title came to light 2 weeks back in a box of WW1 to WW2 era badges, with a few other odds and ends. I dont have it as it belongs to a...
Forum: Army 24-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Natal Hussars

Hi All

Another resent acquisition for my small but growing Natal Colony Colonial badge collection.

The Natal Hussars were a forerunner of the present day Umvoti Mounted Rifles, an armour...
Forum: Army 24-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Brian Conyngham
S.A.T.C.

Hi All

I acquired this earlier this week, an interesting item measuring about 230 in height and about 150 in width.

Obviously hand made during WW2, the 1st Armoured Car Commando took part in...
Forum: Army 24-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Mike I'm sure there were some, various...

Hi Mike

I'm sure there were some, various sizes and in various materials, pop up from time to time. Admittedly not as often as they used to.

Brian
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Jack You can get Venters War records records...

Jack

You can get Venters War records records via a researcher in Johannesburg, great guy by the name of Dewald (pronounced Dewalt) Nel.

dewald@nelantiques.co.za

Regards
Brian
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Jack Christmas came early! In the rugby...

Hi Jack

Christmas came early! In the rugby squad Venter is the one with the ball in the middle of the front row.

Enjoy, nice group.

Brian
Forum: Army 24-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Hi Mike Your collection is growing nicely, well...

Hi Mike
Your collection is growing nicely, well done. The Pretoria "badges" are referred to in SA as "Flashes". They are sometimes different as some appear to have been made in different batches....
Forum: General Topics 15-04-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Sadly never got to meet him but would have liked...

Sadly never got to meet him but would have liked to have asked him about cast badges, believe he was a fundi.

RIP Sam
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-05-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks, would the number have any significance?

Thanks, would the number have any significance?
Forum: Army 12-05-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Brian Conyngham
All good, nice badge getting hard to find, truth...

All good, nice badge getting hard to find, truth be told.

Brian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-05-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Is this British, possibly Army of the Rhine?

Hi Guys

A mate of mine has asked if this is British, possibly Army of the Rhine?

Regards
Brian
Forum: Army 20-04-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Thanks Dudley, this is really interesting. Of...

Thanks Dudley, this is really interesting. Of course the "bronzing of badges" later even went as far as the citizen force units. That was some foresight being implemented in 1938, obviously the...
Forum: Army 20-04-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By Brian Conyngham
Mike, a mate of mine in the UK sent me a set for...

Mike, a mate of mine in the UK sent me a set for my 60th in February, "a must have" I would say for the armour guys!

A total bargain price.

Brian
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