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Old 05-11-15, 03:09 AM
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... your grenade collar badge dated 1926-1939. If I remember correctly it was Brian in response to an earlier query of mine, based on the attached pic. He suggested it may have still been issued to trainees in the interim prior to deployment. The photo was taken in Potchefstroom, 1941.
That sounds very probable. The chap in the photo is wearing the "Frock, Khaki Drill" introduced c. 1937 and superceded in 1940 by the "Bushjacket, Khaki Drill". The high neck "Frock" does however pop up in many wartime photos taken within South Africa mainly worn by chaps in training. The Bushjacket and later also Battle Dress being worn overseas. It would seem reasonable that stocks of old badges would have been issued to trainees until as well until they ran out.
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Greetings Gents.

Many thanks for the info. It is always appreciated. I have taken the liberty of posting a scan of the collar badge in question as requested. Have also attached some of the other badge cards on the SA Arty for interest. I am always looking for corrections and additional info.

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Dudley
I really like the badge cards! Also envious of some of the badges I just have one query on "SA Arty 3" about the SA Artillery Beret Badge 1990s. Is this not the badge of the Gunners Association?
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Old 06-11-15, 02:28 AM
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He was at Art School and 14th Field.
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Brian,
I was also an art student, but was lured to the 'dark side' and became a graphic designer.
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I think he may have been referring to the Arty. School in Potch...
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Hello again gents,
Dudley, Re: your image group 4. University Regements.
I was called up for National Service in 1966. Served with the 10th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Youngsfield, University of Cape Town Regement.

I was discharged in 1967. The badges you show for this regement were most probably issued some time after that. Even after discharge as a reserve I was unaware of them. So maybe altough oficially adopted in 1963, it took a while for them to filter down and actually be issued.

Atached my issued badges:
1. Cap badge. We buffed the centre hub detail flat to give more shine when on parade & inspection.
2. Lapel badge from L-R. a. As issued. b. Centre partially buffed to give more shine for inspection. c. orb completely buffed for extra sparkle.
3. Shoulder title.
4. Batlle dress embroidered arm patch.
5. And of course buttons.
Tony,
Just a thought regarding the badges you wore as a national serviceman and a uniform of the unit that Brian shows in another post.

This is not based on any evidence, but maybe the generic artillery cap and collars you show were worn by national servicemen and the enameled badge with the smaller Ubique collar badges were reserved for Officers and/or PF members of the unit if such existed. This may explain the scarcity of these University enameled badges.

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