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Forum: Army 17-08-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Milmed
http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/newinsig.htm

http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/newinsig.htm
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Milmed
I don't think Italian (they use 5 point stars). ...

I don't think Italian (they use 5 point stars).
These are 6 points, so possibly Austrian army rank
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-08-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Milmed
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Milmed
Nice collection Milhistory, More pictures...

Nice collection Milhistory,

More pictures here of Forestry insignia...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bosbou/albums/72157624553736360
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-07-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Milmed
Hi Ken, Nice picture and you are correct, it...

Hi Ken,
Nice picture and you are correct, it does look like a solid color helmet flash.

Similarly i have seen a picture of an RAMC private in typical Boer War khaki with a solid (maroon) helmet...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 30-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Milmed
Hi Mike, Thanks for your reply. I did see...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for your reply. I did see mention of the original facing collars having the scroll, but as you say, hens teeth. I also saw mention somewhere that the collars without scroll were...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Milmed
Hi Steve, Taken a scrounge around and do see...

Hi Steve,
Taken a scrounge around and do see the resemblance of the bird and crown to Dutch air force insignia, so you are probably spot on with Dutch Air Force Chaplain. Will keep you in mind if I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Milmed
Thanks Steve, I did not think dutch at all but...

Thanks Steve,
I did not think dutch at all but it may be a possibility. It appears to have possibly made by a jeweler. There are cut or file marks around the edges, very feint but present. The back...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Milmed
Air Force badge in need of ID

Got this badge today which to me appears to be WWII Greek partisan/resistance movement pilots badge, but that is only a guess and I am hoping someone here can positively ID it.

It appears to be...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-07-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Milmed
You can get new copies directly from the brigades...

You can get new copies directly from the brigades website for GBP20

https://shop.boys-brigade.org.uk/gifts/books/badges-of-the-brigade/
Forum: Army 27-06-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Cannot confirm but I have the same badge...

Hi,
Cannot confirm but I have the same badge acquired from an old SA collection and also unidentified.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 25-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Milmed
Hi Rob, Try this site for SA colors and...

Hi Rob,
Try this site for SA colors and markings. Unfortunately only 6 SA Div in Italy.
Its a wargamers site but pretty useful info originally from defunct website sacolours.co.za and the same info...
Forum: General Topics. 16-06-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Milmed
This is and always was a Rover Scouts cap badge....

This is and always was a Rover Scouts cap badge. Has nothing to do with Royal Scots
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Milmed
First two on top row are fashion items The...

First two on top row are fashion items

The naval I believe is Indian navy WWII and post

Canada I think is a general service button
Forum: Army 15-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Your father was correct, these Cape Corps...

Hi,
Your father was correct, these Cape Corps s/t do date from WWI as seen by the typical WWI style loops on the back. These did though find there way into use during WWII by the Cape Corps as well....
Forum: Army 10-06-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,209
Posted By Milmed
Hi Frank, Sorry for late reply. In the throws...

Hi Frank,
Sorry for late reply. In the throws of house renovations, so items all packed away and not easily accessed. When I get there I will scan the reverse of badges to show.

Steven
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Milmed
Not South African. Very typical Canadian s/t...

Not South African.

Very typical Canadian s/t when I compare with Canadian titles I have of the WWII and post WWII period (ie. Letter font, width of letters, periods, colour of gm, etc.)

Steven
Forum: General Topics 30-05-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Milmed
Hi, I would say it is an early one. 1940's...

Hi,
I would say it is an early one. 1940's through 1950's

These would have been worn on a red shoulder board with section numbers in between the top and lower arcs of the title.

Steven
Forum: General Topics 28-05-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Milmed
Hi, Authentic and used by VAD nurses in South...

Hi,
Authentic and used by VAD nurses in South Africa from early 1940's through to 1980's. Depending on the rear may assist in narrowing down those dates.

Regards
Steven
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-05-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Milmed
Hi Jon, Nice interesting picture. Would it be...

Hi Jon,
Nice interesting picture. Would it be possible to see enlargements of all the other people in order to verify the units?

As is I believe the following are represented:

Back row left to...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 20-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
GPO
Views: 222
Posted By Milmed
From research I have done re. GPO badges worn in...

From research I have done re. GPO badges worn in South Africa.

The script badge GPO with blades was a cap badge worn in the UK as well as in the colonies. The same badge with lugs was worn as a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By Milmed
Unidentified cloth badges

Please assist in identifying these 3 cloth badges
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-05-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Milmed
1. SA - South African generic collar badge worn...

1. SA - South African generic collar badge worn below unit collar badge c.1951 - 1965

2. OCS - American collar badge

3. PC - Pioneer Corps WWII British

4. N - ??

5. RPC - Royal Pioneer...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-05-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Milmed
RAMC officers service dress collar badge...

RAMC officers service dress collar badge converted to sweetheart by addition of clasp pin
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-05-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By Milmed
Correct, Cadets had a circular cap badge but...

Correct, Cadets had a circular cap badge but design very different to the one been discussed in this thread.
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