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Old 18-04-19, 02:16 PM
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Default Small collection of Native Military Corps items

Across the years I have put together a small collection of Native Military Corps cap badges (but I find that Owen refers to them as Non-European Army Services: is there a reason for these two different names?): a bronze cap badge, a bronze cap or collar badge, a brass sand cast badge surmounted by crown that Owen described as "unofficial worn during Second World War.I have added a Non European Military Police Arm Band to the lot.
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Old 18-04-19, 03:19 PM
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... Owen refers to them as Non-European Army Services: is there a reason for these two different names?
'Non-European Auxiliary Services' was the collective name for the Native Military Corps, the Cape Corps, and the short-lived Indian & Malay Corps.
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Old 18-04-19, 03:47 PM
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'Non-European Auxiliary Services' was the collective name for the Native Military Corps, the Cape Corps, and the short-lived Indian & Malay Corps.
Thank you, Arthur!
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Old 20-04-19, 04:34 AM
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Across the years I have put together a small collection of Native Military Corps cap badges (but I find that Owen refers to them as Non-European Army Services: is there a reason for these two different names?): a bronze cap badge, a bronze cap or collar badge, a brass sand cast badge surmounted by crown that Owen described as "unofficial worn during Second World War.I have added a Non European Military Police Arm Band to the lot.
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Nice NEMP armband, those must be quite rare, never seen one.

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Old 23-04-19, 02:56 PM
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Nice NEMP armband, those must be quite rare, never seen one.

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Well, Brian, it is one of those items not even the seller knows much about: so I managed to buy it at a relatively low price, for that. I guess that NE Military Policemen would have worn Native Military Corps or Cape Corps cap badges and titles instead of SAMP?
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There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website that includes "non European " MPs unfortunately can't make out the badges as not a hi resolution image
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Old 17-08-19, 03:06 PM
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There's a photo on an unofficial SACMP website that includes "non European " MPs unfortunately can't make out the badges as not a hi resolution image
Now, that's a pity! Thank you su much! Is there a link to that pic I could follow?
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Old 17-08-19, 04:50 PM
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Old 11-09-19, 06:05 PM
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While still serving I had reason to go to the SACMP offices at VTH as the unit had vacated the premises and had left some paperwork lying around that needed disposal. While mooching around I came across the same pattern armband and storm (small) size flag lying in a desk draw. They have been in the collection ever since!
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