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Old 12-10-21, 10:06 PM
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Default South African Constabulary, fretted badge

Hello,
Here are two badges, one solid, the other fretted.
Note position of the lugs.
Comments welcome on when, where, and who wore them, thanks.
Cheers, John
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Old 13-10-21, 07:56 PM
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To add to my question,
Did officers and men wear specific badges, or were these badges worn by all?
Thanks, John
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No idea but it's a nice badge. Is it silver?
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Old 14-10-21, 05:40 PM
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No idea but it's a nice badge. Is it silver?
Cheers,
Alex
Hi Alex,
Thanks, I suspect it is silver, going by the black tarnishing on back.
Cheers, John
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To add to my question,
Did officers and men wear specific badges, or were these badges worn by all?
Thanks, John
Hi John,

There were definitely officially badges for Officers, Warrant Officers and other ranks. I have an article on these somewhere. I feel that the silvered badges were most likely officers, but don't remember them in the article. If I remember correctly gilt was for officers, bronze for WO's and white metal for other ranks.

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Hi John,

There were definitely officially badges for Officers, Warrant Officers and other ranks. I have an article on these somewhere. I feel that the silvered badges were most likely officers, but don't remember them in the article. If I remember correctly gilt was for officers, bronze for WO's and white metal for other ranks.

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Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the information. Trust you are keeping safe and well.
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Hi John, Please see attached my SAC badges. The voided badges are Gilt and Silver plated. Have a great day. Andrew
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Old 27-11-21, 05:52 PM
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Hi Andrew,
Great collection you have, thanks for sharing.
I recently acquired a large hat badge to the SAC.
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