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Old 16-08-21, 09:43 AM
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Got these recently and need some confirmation please

1. 6 SA Armoured Div - Hard Plastic, possibly Italian made to be stitched to uniform/epaulettes

2. Unknown cloth flash - Possibly a SA Commando unit but unable to verify which unit. Construction similar to cloth flashes from the late 1960's to early 1970's period. If anyone has an idea on this, please share.

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Old 16-08-21, 09:24 PM
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The shield is the coat of arms of Fairmont High School in Durbanville, W Cape :
https://www.facebook.com/FairmontHighSchool/ .
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Old 17-08-21, 05:18 AM
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Thanks Arthur,
I had thought of a School, but those usually have a motto or the School initials in the design. At least I can put this one to rest..

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Old 02-09-21, 10:36 AM
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Got these recently and need some confirmation please

1. 6 SA Armoured Div - Hard Plastic, possibly Italian made to be stitched to uniform/epaulettes

2. Unknown cloth flash - Possibly a SA Commando unit but unable to verify which unit. Construction similar to cloth flashes from the late 1960's to early 1970's period. If anyone has an idea on this, please share.

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Steven
The 6th is a nice find, never seen one before. I have about 4 variations.

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Old 11-10-21, 10:37 AM
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The 6th is a nice find, never seen one before. I have about 4 variations.

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Here's one interesting variation I have in my collection Brian...
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Old 11-10-21, 12:37 PM
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Here's one interesting variation I have in my collection Brian...
A nice variation with press studs , have seen a similar one before but yours is in better condition.
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A nice variation with press studs , have seen a similar one before but yours is in better condition.
Its interesting that the original owner has put 'Top' on one corner of an equilateral triangle!

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Looks like the lug marked "top" has a smaller piercing, the other two have wider piercings to facilitate the one cotter pin being used through both of them?
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Looks like the lug marked "top" has a smaller piercing, the other two have wider piercings to facilitate the one cotter pin being used through both of them?
Nice theory Leigh - I like it!
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