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Old 16-04-14, 11:30 PM
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Broached or not, its a lovely badge. I have been after one for yonks, but its probably going to happen. Very nice to see a pic of one anyway.
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David,

They are still out there and can be had, but, you're more likely to run into a reproduction than you are an original.
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Old 17-04-14, 07:04 AM
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Thanks James. I missed out the word "not" in my post of course....
I suppose I should be grateful that I do at least have the O/R's set..
Must try harder.
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Old 23-04-14, 05:05 AM
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At last, in the bottom box, of the last wardrobe, in the fullest room, I've found my Rhodie bits. I attach photos of some of the pieces (and a photo of the wardrobe that held them!). The "Pea greens" came from Critten, the dress greens from Radford, the leather stool cover was apparently made by Dale Collett and my copy of the print that adorned the cover of the Selous book.

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Nice one are the wings numbered?

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Old 23-04-14, 05:07 AM
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David,

They are still out there and can be had, but, you're more likely to run into a reproduction than you are an original.
My set
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Old 24-04-14, 03:45 PM
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Anyways....there has been some questions about the colours of the different berets. I do not have a UK Para Beret, but I have a Transkei SF Beret, SA Recce Beret, and Selous Scouts beret to do a three way comparison.

the above photo is from L to R SA Medical service SA para and UK para which if any would you say is the nearest to the Transkei SF
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Old 24-04-14, 04:01 PM
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Thanks a lot, thats made my day......... David
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Old 24-04-14, 10:42 PM
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Nice one are the wings numbered?

Shaun
Not the ones on the dress greens (he kept his original wings & medals) or the one on the pea greens. I do have a few sets of original 'numbered' but unissued, and 1 ("highly prized set") of numbered and issued with provenance.

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Old 25-04-14, 02:45 PM
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David,

They are still out there and can be had, but, you're more likely to run into a reproduction than you are an original.
I went after a broached Scouts Oficers badge on ebay a few months back and got beaten up but im keeping my eyes open
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Old 25-04-14, 02:52 PM
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I have this Transkei SF wing but it has pin fastening not lugs Im not sure if its origional, any ideas
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Old 28-04-14, 06:22 PM
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Hello Gents,

I was at my friends place today when I saw this on his wall. I figured all you Selous Scout collectors might like to see it. It's approximately 2ft X 2ft.

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Old 28-04-14, 11:17 PM
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the above photo is from L to R SA Medical service SA para and UK para which if any would you say is the nearest to the Transkei SF

The Transkei SF Beret has colouring closest to the SA Medics Beret.
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Old 28-04-14, 11:20 PM
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I have this Transkei SF wing but it has pin fastening not lugs Im not sure if its origional, any ideas

There were both versions, lugs and pins. The issued ones were numbered, like the Scouts Wings. I'm not sure how you can tell the difference between original period made wings and the wings still being made today.
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Old 28-04-14, 11:21 PM
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Hello Gents,

I was at my friends place today when I saw this on his wall. I figured all you Selous Scout collectors might like to see it. It's approximately 2ft X 2ft.

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Nice sign. I've seen others like it,but am not sure what it was used for.
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Old 29-04-14, 09:54 AM
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There were both versions, lugs and pins. The issued ones were numbered, like the Scouts Wings. I'm not sure how you can tell the difference between original period made wings and the wings still being made today.


Thanks James
I know this is a bit off topic But this Transkei Special Forces beret badge arrived in the mail this morning
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Shaun are yours numbered ?
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