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Old 20-02-19, 10:11 AM
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Hi, I have recently redone my SATC and of course found several queries. The first pattern bronze badges have a matt brown finish applied to the front. Was this a wartime field application or a post war attempt at replacing the bronze finish? Also I would like to know when the voided version came into use. It appears to have several different versions, I have 1) made using a British RTR tank center, the two versions I have are like chalk and cheese in finish 2) lead cast voided made from the first version, this came attached to the epaulette which raises the question was it worn like that to show previous affiliation or just a convenient way to store them? 3) sand cast loosely based on the first version, mine has traces of a silver finish 4) the chrome finished fretted out collar badge. On that page I'm curious as to the time frame for the SATC titles. On the second frame I have a bronze finished collar badge of what I will call the third version. Is there a bronze cap badge to go with it? Also any information on the variants with deer heads would be welcome. the desert rats are waiting for a IV, still searching. In the third frame, who wore the tank with a 1? I'm guessing it was the SSB but it could have been 1st A/C company? thanks in advance and any suggestions would be welcome, best wishes Mike
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Old 20-02-19, 10:36 AM
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Forgive my asking, but what is a SATC?

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Old 20-02-19, 10:46 AM
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Hi Dave,

South African Tank Corps.

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Old 20-02-19, 10:53 AM
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Thanks Phil. Pity that was not made clear in the title so that anyone searching for that subject would find it easily.

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Old 20-02-19, 11:37 AM
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Hi Dave,

South African Tank Corps.

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I go back to Nozzer's thread on abbreviations, if the full title had been given in the first place we all would know what was being talked about, we are not mind readers.

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Old 20-02-19, 01:57 PM
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Hi, I do apologize, unfortunately I can't edit the title. As I only collect armour I tend to think everyone would know what I was talking about, sorry for any confusion I may have caused, best wishes Mike
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Old 21-02-19, 12:22 AM
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Very nice collection, thank you for sharing the pictures
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Hi, I do apologize, unfortunately I can't edit the title. As I only collect armour I tend to think everyone would know what I was talking about, sorry for any confusion I may have caused, best wishes Mike
Mike,

To change, amend or add a title to your own post while you still have editing rights:

Go to 'edit' (bottom right) and click on 'go advanced' then add or edit in the 'title' field

Then 'save'

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Hi Tim, thanks, best wishes Mike
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Hi, I changed the title but still no answers to the questions, best wishes Mike
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Old 24-02-19, 08:24 AM
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Quite frankly, I don't think you need to apologize, you have posted this thread in the correct section and anybody that really did not actually know what SATC was, would therefore be unlikely to be able to answer your question in the first place.



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Very nice Mike,

Colin Owen has the 1st version voided as from May 40 to Sept 41 and 2nd version from Sept 41 to March 43.

I thought I would share my own SATC, (South African Tank Corps,) and assoc.
My only theatre cast version is top left.

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Some great badges there. Sorry I can't contribute to the questions & answers - I know nothing...
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