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Officers had their "own" dress code in the sense that they used military tailors for their uniforms, etc.

I will post a picture soon of a group photograph which shows the variations of dress codes and headgear worn by them.

The collar badges are rare and appear to have been worn shortly before the disbandment of the 1 SAMR according to Colin Owen.

I have a photo album of a member of the SAMR and have never seen the collar badges being worn.

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A slouch hat as for the type worn by members of the 4th SAMR when they served during and after the German South West Africa campaign.

They were used for policing tasks when the campaign ended.

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I will post a picture soon of a group photograph which shows the variations of dress codes and headgear worn by them.

The collar badges are rare and appear to have been worn shortly before the disbandment of the 1 SAMR according to Colin Owen.

I have a photo album of a member of the SAMR and have never seen the collar badges being worn.

Looking forward to the picture. The 1923 Dress Regs. mention collar badges for 1st SAMR (the only Regt still in existence at the time) which seems to support the Owens dates.

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Nice cap. Interestingly they were issued a blue forage cap with various covers (white, drab, green/grey) for wear on various occasions.

Extract from 1923 Dress Regs:

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Nice cap. Interestingly they were issued a blue forage cap with various covers (white, drab, green/grey) for wear on various occasions.

Extract from 1923 Dress Regs:

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OFFICER'S GROUP PHOTOGRAPH

Unfortunately, not the best photograph but still in the original frame.

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I spent time in December rearranging my SAMR display and collection as well as adding some items.

I apologise if there are any repetitions of my previous posts regarding the SAMR.

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Complete SAMR Officer's cross belt attributed to Major Gordon-Gray.

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Detail of beautiful cross belt badge

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3rd SAMR Wolseley pattern helmet

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Artillery elements

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ATTRIBUTABLE SPURS

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BADGE AND DISPLAY CHANGES

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A horse brush which may have been captured during the German South West Africa campaign.

Maybe Chris can shed some more light?

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A horse brush which may have been captured during the German South West Africa campaign.

Maybe Chris can shed some more light?

Hi,

possibly, but I dont think it is Military issue. You are sure it is Pvt Kemp's... with a bit of luck it could have been general Kemps!!! He was not far from there at the time!

Are you home at the moment??

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A bayonet stamped and marked to the 4th SAMR.

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Hi Chris,

The items came from his grandson.

The KA mark made me think along the KS line but is probably just a factory name.

Rifleman Kemp actually deserted to join the 1st South African Infantry Brigade and was officially pardoned.

I am back in South Sudan.

Regards,

Will

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