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Old 08-05-21, 11:38 AM
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Default Identify insignia? First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in E Africa

Can anyone explain for me what are the "V" shaped flashes on the petrol tanks of these motor bikes?
The photo comes from http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol106em.html and the legend to the photo is:
Many South African women paid their own passage to East Africa
to join the FANYs (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry), seen
here equipped with 500cc SV M20 BSAs. (Photo: SANDF).
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Old 10-06-21, 02:54 PM
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Here are more pics of the same - any ideas?
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Hi Rob

Sorry unable to assist, at first thought they might be wings?

In WW1 the SA Motor Cyclist Corp badge was a winged wheel.

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Possibly the Crossed Panga's for East Africa Command.
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I don't know what the markings are but the machines pictured are Triumph 3SWs rather than BSA M20s, also the second picture has been mirrored.

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A slightly better picture
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