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Old 08-12-21, 12:17 AM
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Default "DIEU ET MON DROIT" Brass shield collar?

Looking for some help identifying this badge. I believe it is a collar but I am not sure to what unit or if it is British or Colonial.

25mm x 25mm brass shield

"DIEU ET MON DROIT" Coat of Arms above what looks like a jumping horse with small brontosaurus on its back.

I was thinking it was an ASC variant but the "horse in the hay" could be a cavalry unit?

Also throwing this brass badge I suspect is a cross belt or pouch insignia.
Laurels surrounding 3 letters. "D" "S" "L" or "I" The D & L are ribbed but the S is smooth.

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Old 08-12-21, 01:56 AM
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Hi Del,
First badge has wildebeest, looks to have a Natal connection.
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Old 08-12-21, 04:08 AM
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First badge is a collar badge to the Durban Light Infantry

Initially produced in white metal during the militia period (pre 1910) and then in gilding metal. Also darkened bronze finish for wear during WWII.
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Old 08-12-21, 04:40 PM
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Thanks everyone. "Wildebeest" Now that I have looked at it and compared it to other SA badges and crest I can see that it is 2 wildebeest galloping across the veldt, and not a skunk riding a horse which was my initial guess.
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Maybe Wildebeests, but I liked the brontosaurus better!

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