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Old 02-08-22, 09:22 AM
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Any ideas MOST welcome on Indian? pouch badge, '30' with Palm...Elephant badge & East African? cloth item...THANKS
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Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African - Non European Army Service
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Cap badge of S African indigenous soldier if I understand you correctly?
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The '30' with palm is an ops patch, worn on the flying suit by aircrew of 30 Squadron, Royal Air Force. 30 Sqn was a Hercules C-130K C1 & C3 squadron operating from RAF Lyneham for many years. The squadron, in line with other Herc squadrons, consisted of aircrew and ops staff only, the aircraft belonged to 'A' Line and 'B' Line, these 'Lines' maintained the aircraft and provided the squadrons (24, 30, 47 & 70) with serviceable aircraft for specific roles as requested by squadron ops for various tasks.
Your patch looks to be older, later patches were embroidered on cotton drill with merrowed edges.
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Bottom one with elephant is WWII South African - Non European Army Service
Is the badge with crown an official one ?

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On 12 July 1940 the UDF created the Directorate of Non-European Army Services (NEAS) to recruit non-white South Africans into the military.The NEAS would consist of three units, Cape Corps, the Indian & Malay Corps and the Native Labour Corps, prior to its name change in August 1940 to the Native Military Corps.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native...litary%20units.

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So RAF & me thinking it was army! VERY fulsome & helpful reply...

Re SA badge it is local sand cast in bronze?, not brass...
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The SA badge is likely lead. They cast a lot in lead during the war and coloured them, so just a bronze finish.
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The crossed spears on shield badge was the subject of this request for identification:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=86809

Unfortunately without success!

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Thanks all...

Bugle badge seems to be R P M?

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