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Old 07-11-20, 11:58 AM
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Default Can anyone help identify this beret and arm flash?

Can anyone help identify this beret badge and arm flash?

The beret badge could be ‘Thabazimbi’ but I’m not sure.

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Old 07-11-20, 12:10 PM
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I would say both are South African items.
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Old 07-11-20, 12:28 PM
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First thoughts on beret badge is Sri Lankan/Tamil Tiger connection ?


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Old 07-11-20, 12:32 PM
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No both are South African.

The beret badge is either armoured or a commando unit from of the bantustans.
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Old 07-11-20, 12:44 PM
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Sorry , hadn't noticed which section this was.
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Old 07-11-20, 12:46 PM
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The ‘Thabazimbi’ unit had a enamelled shoulder flash with a side profile of a Leopard but it’s of a different design.
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Old 07-11-20, 01:53 PM
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Both South African :
- the badge belongs to 121 Battalion, SA Infantry Corps
- the flash belongs to the Intelligence College.
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Old 07-11-20, 04:59 PM
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Much appreciated Arthur.

Would you by any chance know what these are?

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Old 07-11-20, 09:38 PM
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Much appreciated Arthur.

Would you by any chance know what these are?
1 - Swartland Commando
2 - Natal Command Maintenance Unit
3 - 84 Signal Unit
4 - SA Armoured Corps (former badge)
5 - SA Military Intelligence Service.
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Old 08-11-20, 01:47 AM
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Arthur, very much appreciated.

The ‘Swartland Commando’ flash caused some confusion as someone had written ‘‘Western Province Command Catering Corps’ on the reverse.
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Old 08-11-20, 06:45 PM
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Arthur is spot on with all. Regards Andrew
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You may wish to check the link to an album of SA badge cards that I posted some time ago. https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=2704
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Much appreciated Arthur.

Would you by any chance know what these are?
The 84 Signals has the small 84 Brigade Command Bar above it.

I was with 84 Brigade HQ Unit for my National Service, based in Durban.

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