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Old 23-12-16, 03:41 PM
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Default Rhodesia National Parks and Wildlife

This rather battered anodised cap badge turned up yesterday. It is missing a lug. It will still find a place in the collection as, although on the face of it, it is not strictly military, it has a strong military connection. Many of the original Selous Scout trackers were drawn from the Parks service.
With the badge were a couple of cloth patches which feature an elephant with trunk raised. Can anyone tell me what that represented ?
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Old 23-12-16, 04:04 PM
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Mike Jackson Mike Jackson is offline
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The cloth formation sign is the very desirable sign of 22 (East African ) Brigade. Initially part of 12 (African Division in the-then Italian East Africa and Abyssinia and later in South East Asia Command in Fourteenth Army. Mike
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Old 24-12-16, 09:19 AM
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Thank you for posting this picture Mike. As one who used to base himself on Main Camp when carrying out projects in Hwange Rural District I was glad to see it, and yes, the badge has a top spot in my collection too.


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Old 28-03-20, 06:36 PM
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Default Rhodesia National Parks& Wildlife

Nice badge !! I do collect badges (and other items) related to Rhodesia, including the Parks Board.. if anyone has any material related to this service to sell please let me know.. I been looking for a while for this badge and other insignia from the board. (hope this posting is ok)
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