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Old 23-11-23, 10:45 PM
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Default South African Air Force insignia?

Hello:
I've had this patch for many years, but have never conclusively identified it.

Is it a blazer patch of some sort?

Could it be the Transvaal Air Squadron, circa early 1930s? Or something else entirely?

Thanks for looking.
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Old 30-12-23, 08:09 PM
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Yes - it is the very rare blazer badge of the TATS scheme. I have one and I know of only one other in the SAAF Museum.
The motto translated at "Not for Ourselves Alone" - since the pupils trained under this scheme were subsidized by the government with the understanding that they could be called up for service in times of war.
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Thanks very much for the identification and details. You've answered a question I've had for many years.
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Old 12-01-24, 11:19 AM
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An interesting badge, which I've not seen before. They substituted the distinctive eagle from the old Transvaal arms for the usual flying eagle. Thanks for posting this image.
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