British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > South African Military and Police Insignia > Army

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14-07-12, 06:11 PM
Alex Rice Alex Rice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,195
Default SMCC or SMGG badge?

Hi All
Can anybody id this badge please? It is similar to Owens 1737, 1738, 1739 & 1742. I am not even sure of what the letters are, either SMCC or SMGG, but I think it is SMCC.
Thanks in advance. Cheers,
Alex
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_0053.jpg (67.1 KB, 60 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-07-12, 09:07 AM
Brian Conyngham's Avatar
Brian Conyngham Brian Conyngham is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Durban South Africa
Posts: 1,237
Default

Alex

An interesting badge, I agree with you SMCC. However what it stands for is another question Sudan Motor Corps Company??? must admit scratching the barrel here!

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-07-12, 09:28 AM
johnG's Avatar
johnG johnG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southampton, U.K.
Posts: 1,116
Default

My guess would be the 'Standard Motor Car Company', a British company long since disappeared from the scene.
Alternatively the 'Standard Motor Car Club' which exists for enthusiasts of that brand of car.
JohnG
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-07-12, 10:46 AM
Alex Rice Alex Rice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,195
Default

Hi Guys
Thanks for the answers, but I am pretty sure this will be an obscure SA army badge from WWI. The 4 similar examples shown in Owen's book are for the SASC & Motor Transport Corps and I have never seen a badge of this design anywhere other than in SA books. S??? Motor Cycle Corps??? but that wouldn't explain the car grill. Stellenbosch Motor Car Corps .
Cheers,
Alex
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21-06-22, 09:30 AM
Milmed's Avatar
Milmed Milmed is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,513
Default

Hi Alex,
Going through some other posts and see Charl has a s/t (2 over SMCC) so these could be connected...

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...4&d=1421617680
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21-06-22, 01:23 PM
Alex Rice Alex Rice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,195
Default

Thanks Steven, that looks like it could be a match.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21-06-22, 01:52 PM
Milmed's Avatar
Milmed Milmed is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,513
Default

Still does no help to what it stands for

As far as I am aware there was a Motor Car Company that was formed in the Transvaal and sent to GSWA. Also there was a Southern force and a Northern force in GSWA, so maybe your badge is for the Southern Motor Car Company in GSWA
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 21-06-22, 02:53 PM
mike_vee's Avatar
mike_vee mike_vee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Uxbridge
Posts: 3,471
Default

Sunbeam Motor Car Company

Quote:
During the First World War Sunbeam built trucks and ambulances.
.
__________________
British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

Poppy and British Legion Wanted
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 21-06-22, 03:21 PM
Home Guard's Avatar
Home Guard Home Guard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,913
Default

My observations sees the badge in the shape of a car radiator, so I would say very likely related to something automobile - club or maker or????

Interesting that the backing reminds me of the RAMC backing in color.

Terry
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25-06-22, 10:47 AM
Traist's Avatar
Traist Traist is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Posts: 1,628
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex Rice View Post
Hi All
Can anybody id this badge please? It is similar to Owens 1737, 1738, 1739 & 1742. I am not even sure of what the letters are, either SMCC or SMGG, but I think it is SMCC.
Thanks in advance. Cheers,
Alex
Hi Alex,

Very nice item. Not sure what it is, but agree WW1 SA.

Have a great day.

Andrew
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 25-06-22, 04:22 PM
Alex Rice Alex Rice is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Home Guard View Post
My observations sees the badge in the shape of a car radiator, so I would say very likely related to something automobile - club or maker or????

Interesting that the backing reminds me of the RAMC backing in color.

Terry
Hi Terry
There were a few SA units that wore badges like this in WWI, just with different letters.
Cheers,
Alex
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 25-06-22, 10:59 PM
Home Guard's Avatar
Home Guard Home Guard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,913
Default

Thanks Alex! Could it be am ambulance unit maybe?

Terry

PS - If so, it should be sent to me immediately so as not to contaminate some other person's collection!!!

Terry
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 26-06-22, 03:44 AM
Milmed's Avatar
Milmed Milmed is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,513
Default

Terry,
It has NOTHING to do with Ambulance or anything Medical
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 26-06-22, 04:04 AM
Home Guard's Avatar
Home Guard Home Guard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,913
Default

OK, that was only a guess on my part. The other thing I noticed is that the letters seem be rather crudely done compared to the rest of the badge. In fact the "S:" almost looks as if it was done as an afterthought??? Again, just a guess form looking at it.

Terry
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 26-06-22, 06:09 AM
mike_vee's Avatar
mike_vee mike_vee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Uxbridge
Posts: 3,471
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Home Guard View Post
In fact the "S:" almost looks as if it was done as an afterthought???
Terry
The positioning/spacing of the letters definitely look like the "S" was not originally there.


.
__________________
British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

Poppy and British Legion Wanted
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:08 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.