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Old 18-06-20, 12:18 PM
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Hi Admin,
I have placed this thread within the UK AB/Elite/ SF as I am sure a couple years back there was a thread where there was a link to an armbadge worn by the Dutch/South African SF Volunteers.
A Steinbock or similar.
Does anyone have any info/pictures please that they can share?
How rare is the badge?
Thanks in advance.
KR
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Old 18-06-20, 12:43 PM
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Hi Jon,

this is the badge worn by Dutch volunteers coming from South Africa. They served in the regular Prinses Irene Brigade and also No 10 I-A Commando (No 2 Dutch Troop). It represents a 'springbok'. There were about 600 volunteers, but an original badge is pretty rare.

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Old 18-06-20, 02:12 PM
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Yep been looking for years - seldom seen.

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Old 18-06-20, 03:05 PM
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Attached is an image from a Youtube video (link here) showing one being worn.

There are other examples throughout the video.
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Old 18-06-20, 07:02 PM
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Thanks everyone.
When i receive said piece I will see if it looks real or is indeed a fake or nothing like those shown.
It is looking promising however.
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Old 18-06-20, 09:33 PM
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Thanks everyone.
When i receive said piece I will see if it looks real or is indeed a fake or nothing like those shown.
It is looking promising however.
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JB (hamandjam) has a nice original in his WW2 Free Dutch Forces (private) Album
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Thanks everyone.
When i receive said piece I will see if it looks real or is indeed a fake or nothing like those shown.
It is looking promising however.
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Hi Jon
Looking good I would say - not easy to find, but sometimes cut down.
Paul (Belly) kindly took these images for me a while ago.
Please keep us updated - fingers crossed for yoy.
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Old 22-06-20, 10:36 AM
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Hi folks this is mine indeed a rare bird UK made.

In 44/45 various patterns were made in Holland but never in Brabant weave. Van Engelen & Evers did not make them. One known firm is Eggers in Almelo it had poor quality tissue and edges had to stichted against fraying.

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Old 22-06-20, 10:37 AM
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Eggers Almelo





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Hi folks this is mine indeed a rare bird UK made.

In 44/45 various patterns were made in Holland but never in Brabant weave. Van Engelen & Evers did not make them. One known firm is Eggers in Almelo it had poor quality tissue and edges had to stichted against fraying.

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Old 22-06-20, 01:03 PM
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The SA volunteers in the Royal Netherlands Brigade Prinses Irene wore the Springbok below the nationality lion patch (or Dancing Monkey) on left arm.The commando’s on right arm under no 10 commando. The commando’s had already the combined ops badge below the Nationality patch and no space left!!

The left example with diagonal stripes is 1945 Eggers Almelo verson.

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Hi Jon,

this is the badge worn by Dutch volunteers coming from South Africa. They served in the regular Prinses Irene Brigade and also No 10 I-A Commando (No 2 Dutch Troop). It represents a 'springbok'. There were about 600 volunteers, but an original badge is pretty rare.

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Old 23-06-20, 12:04 PM
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Well chaps,
I am glad to say that the little beauty arrived today.
A right corker.
Some other nice bits of cloth present too, including the posted Polish badge (Tank Unit?).
Enjoy
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Well chaps,
I am glad to say that the little beauty arrived today.
A right corker.
Some other nice bits of cloth present too, including the posted Polish badge (Tank Unit?).
Enjoy
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Jon - well done - a great looking item, and in good company too by the look of it! If it needs a new home anytime ... ;-)
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Great looking badge!
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Jon,
If the Polish Army in Exile beret eagle badge is on black background (I am not sure from the photos) then it was worn in armour units.
If dark blue (navy blue) it was for wider use in different army units.
Rafal

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Well chaps,
I am glad to say that the little beauty arrived today.
A right corker.
Some other nice bits of cloth present too, including the posted Polish badge (Tank Unit?).
Enjoy
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