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South Africa - WW2 South African Tank Corps ( SATC / SATK ) Black Metal Cap Badge, worn 1940 - 1941 only

A thin blacked gilding metal die struck non voided cap badge with two original integral flat loops to the reverse. An old WW I style tank facing left to the centre of a wreath with title scrolls below in English and Afrikaans.Circa 4.7cm in diameter. Only worn from May 1940 to September 1941, when it was replaced with an updated white metal design. A similar badge was worn on the collar but with tanks facing.

B31.5

Code: 57470Price: 40.00 GBP


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South Africa - WW1 South African Heavy Artillery Bronzed Cap Badge

A die struck bronzed cap badge with two original loops to the reverse as worn by the South African Heavy Artillery, worn 1915 - 1919. This title on a tri-part scroll surmounted by a Springbok's head and crossed gun barrels. In very good condition. Circa 5.8cm wide and 4.5cm tall.

The South African contingent, which General Louis Botha offered in July 1915 for the war in Europe, consisted of 4 infantry battalions, 5 heavy artillery batteries, a general hospital and a signal company. The 5 heavy artillery batteries were affiliated to the British Royal Garrison Artillery as the 71st ( Transvaal ), 72nd ( Griqualand West ), 73rd ( Western Cape ), 74th ( Eastern Province ) and the 75th ( Natal ). Later a 6th battery, the 125th ( Transvaal ) was formed. All were armed with 6" howitzers.

The new force embarked at Cape Town between 28 August and 17 October 1915, and all units were in England by November. The artillery moved to camp at Bexhill.

In April and May 1916 the 5 original batteries landed at Le Havre, while the 125th followed in July. They were then deployed along the length and breadth of the Western front. They supported their countrymen of the S.A. Infantry on only three occasions, the 75th at Warlencourt ( lst Somme, October 1916), the 74th at Vimy Ridge (3rd Arras, spring 1917) and the 71st at 3rd Ypres (summer 1917). Late in 1917 and in early 1918 all these batteries were combined as the 44th ( 71st, 73rd and 125th SBs as well as 20th) in the 5th Army and 50th ( 72nd, 74th, and 75th SBs and 275th battery RGA ) brigades RGA.

B33.4

Code: 57469Price: 55.00 GBP


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Bechuanaland Rifles Bronze Slouch Hat Badge, Worn 1902 - 1913

Scarce king 's crown die cast bronze slouch hat badge with two original loops to the reverse. Crossed rifles and the king's crown to the centre of a circlet bearing the title and motto,within five star points. In very good condition. Circa 5.1cm wide.

Owen No 307 refers.

B33.7

Code: 57468Price: 95.00 GBP


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South Africa - Border Light Horse Cap Badge and Collar Set, worn 1903 - 1909 only

A scarce matched set of cap and facing collar badges, with two original loops to the reverse of each. The loops to the collars have been slightly pressed to tighten them for wear, otherwise in superb condition, Scarce.

B28.8/9

Code: 57467Price: 155.00 GBP


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Southern Rhodesia - WW2 S.R. Medical Corps Brass Cap Badge

Engineered from brass sheet with two original small lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.7cm tall. In very good condition. Worn 1940 - 1943.

According to my 1st edition copy of Owen this particular pattern is shown as item 682 and described as rare.

B28.17

Code: 57465Price: 120.00 GBP


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South Africa - Tembuland Light Horse ( T.L.H. ) Blackened Bronze Cap Badge, Worn 1905 - 1909 only

Slouch hat badge with three original loops to the reverse, King's crown, crosseed rifles with TLH below. Raised in 1905.

Owen No 336 refers.

B23.22

Code: 57464Price: 135.00 GBP


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South Africa - Natal Telegraph Corps ( N.T.C. ) Cap Badge, 1903 - 1915

A very scarce die struck large brass badge with original long slider to the reverse. The design is most attractive and ingenious the letters NTC imposed over crossed signallers flags with a scroll with the motto "je suis pret" ( I am ready) below. with the central T being represented by a telegraph pole and its strung wires. Worn 1903 - 1915. Circa 5.3cm wide and 3.3cm tall. Great condition and of good quality.

Signal detachments in Natal in 1903 were amalgamated with the Natal Telegraph Corps. It then consisted of two troops of 50 men and during the Zulu rebellion of 1905- 06, the unit was reinforced by civilian post and telegraph staff. In 1914, the Natal Telegraph Corps amalgamated with the Transvaal Signalling Corps.

Owen No 498 refers.

B28.14

Code: 57463Price: 165.00 GBP


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West African - Colonial Gold Coast Cadets ( G.C.C. ) Large Brass Cap Badge

A large and attractive brass die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 7.3cm tall. In good condition and has some age to it. Looks to have been laquered. Scarce.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 374 refers.

B30.9

Code: 57427Price:


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SLBn - Sierra Leone Battalion ( West African Frontier Force ) Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt

Scarce Sierra Leone Battalion ' SLBn ' brass shoulder title, British made with J.R. Gaunt London stamped to the reverse with both of its original lugs. Worn circa 1901-28. In good condition.

The British colony of Sierra Leone contributed one battalion of infantry to the West African Field Force. It was formed from personnel of the Sierra Leone Frontier Police.

Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 311 refers.

A81.6

Code: 57422Price: 55.00 GBP


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Scarce Natal Mounted Rifles NCO Arm Badge, Circa 1902 - 13

Solid cast and heavy white metal badge with two original loops to the reverse. A white prancing horse with the scroll "Just And Frank" below. In good condition. Circa 4.2cm tall.

Owen No 467 refers.

B28.5

Code: 57340Price:

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