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Old 13-05-18, 04:49 PM
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Hi Folks

Looking for some help.

I have these two badges which I think are 1 SA Div but the first one is quite large and a brighter green.

Could it be a pagri flash? Might it not be SA at all?

Measurements are
1. 70 x 70 mm
2. 55 x 55 mm

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Sean
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Old 14-05-18, 04:59 PM
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This may help. I am of the opinion that the small size green / yellow badges are possibly early arm flashes of the Pretoria Regt as worn in the WW1 German South West Africa campaign or the 9 SA Infantry pagri flashes worn as a diamond in similar fashion to the 1st SA Inf Div formation sign.
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File Type: jpg 1st SA Inf Div flash a.jpg (55.9 KB, 2 views)
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File Type: jpg Helmet flashes WW1.jpg (68.8 KB, 22 views)
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Old 14-05-18, 05:19 PM
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That's very interesting many thanks, so the dimensions of the large one are right for the 1st DIv shoulder flash?
And the smaller one then is much older than I thought.
Many thanks
Sean
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Old 18-05-18, 09:42 PM
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This may help. I am of the opinion that the small size green / yellow badges are possibly early arm flashes of the Pretoria Regt as worn in the WW1 German South West Africa campaign or the 9 SA Infantry pagri flashes worn as a diamond in similar fashion to the 1st SA Inf Div formation sign.
Nice to see the original document regards these flashes Dudley, thanks for posting.
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Old 18-05-18, 09:44 PM
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I have seen a number of variations in colours and size. Suspect when in the field a number were "self made" or produced by local tailors ie in Egypt.
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What reference book are these scans from?
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