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Old 13-09-22, 03:40 PM
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Photographed in East London this Gunner has the orange tab on his shoulder strap and the letters AA on his arm badge.

Can anyone explain the exact meaning of the arm badge?

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Old 13-09-22, 06:13 PM
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Jon,
I've no idea but I've had an example of a similar sign for several decades. I'll post the image when I come acorss it again. Mike
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Old 13-09-22, 07:25 PM
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Photographed in East London this Gunner has the orange tab on his shoulder strap and the letters AA on his arm badge.

Can anyone explain the exact meaning of the arm badge?

Jon
Well as he is a Gunner Officer probably a founder member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Or perhaps Anti Aircraft.

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Photographed in East London this Gunner has the orange tab on his shoulder strap and the letters AA on his arm badge.

Can anyone explain the exact meaning of the arm badge?

Jon
AA = Anti Aircraft unit
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Old 14-09-22, 12:20 AM
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There is already a thread on the forum, probably by Brian Conyngham I think, dealing with this patch.

It was Anti-Aircraft as Milmed says.

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Found a couple of threads :

AA Patch...confirmation at long last.


6th SA Armoured Division Anti Aircraft Signs

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Old 14-09-22, 10:40 AM
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Many thanks.

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This is the noon gun at Cape Town Castle of Good Hope being fired in 2010

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That little cannon is just for the entertainment of visitors to the Castle.

The real noon day gun is fired everyday from Signal Hill...

https://www.capetown.travel/signal-hill-noon-gun/
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