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Old 18-10-19, 09:17 AM
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Transvaal Cycle and Motor Corps 1909-13.
Nice WM example with stout pagri pin.
The left hand half wreath is bay, but what is the right hand?
I have been searching for photos of this unit to no avail can anyone help.
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Old 18-10-19, 10:17 AM
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Old 18-10-19, 12:09 PM
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The wreath appears to be the same as that used on the cap badges of the West India Regiment and the British West Indies Regiment. However, those are described as being a combination of laurel leaves and banana leaves which might be at odds with South Africa.
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Transvaal Cycle Corps
UDF era whatever that is

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Oops missed the bit at the top soz

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Old 18-10-19, 01:37 PM
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It could be corn leaves to represent the farming in the Transvaal. First City Regiment has a similar wreath but the whole wreath is those long thin leaves. It may also be sugar cane leaves though I don't think there was much of that in the Transvaal, if at all. Most likely corn though.
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Old 18-10-19, 03:19 PM
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Here are the shoulder titles for this unit, Owen states worn untill 1914.
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Old 18-11-19, 11:33 AM
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CMC cloth shoulder title, plum? coloured letters on khaki backing the whole glued to a piece of mounting board. I wonder if this was worn at the same time as the above?
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Originally part of the Transvaal Volunteers and pre UDF.

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Old 07-10-20, 10:02 AM
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TCMC WM button no makers mark, first one I've seen.
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