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Old 21-03-18, 10:39 AM
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I have long been interested in the many different forces that have been established in Africa. Many of these forces lasted for a very short time - too short to actually have had badges manufactured. This was a fairly early badge of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army which was established to gain the independence of South Sudan. As we know, South Sudan is now independent but is one of the poorest and most troubled countries on the continent.
While not strictly a badge from Southern Africa, I hope that you will allow me a little latitude ( no pun intended !)
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Old 28-03-18, 07:09 PM
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Mike

This is a first for me, thought most of these so called "liberation armies" wore cloth or in some cases like Unita plastic insignia.

Nice, thanks for posting.
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Hi Mike

Here is an SPLA MP badge I was given 2 or 3 years ago by another Forum member, I'm guessing used by their Military Police. Seems to be made of a light hard plastic, or even a piece of ancient dried-out lino, overpainted in red and white, and measures approx. 33mm in diameter.

Hope it is of interest

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Old 14-06-18, 12:19 PM
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It makes sense. One of the poorest countries in the world and so their badges aren't the best quality. That said, still an interesting piece of historical memorabilia. A lot harder to find than most of the "pretty "badges that populate most collections. You have probably got the only one extant. Look after it.
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