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  1. Salutations everyone, I found this picture of a Natal Scottish badge today, and it just so happened to have a tartan backing. Unfortunately, I myself wasn't able to identify what tartan it is. If anybody knows what tartan this is, please let me know.
  2. Hello everyone, Recently, I downloaded a PDF file of the South African Artillery history. In it, I read something along the lines that other ranks used a universal artillery cap badge, and that officers used a bronze metal version of their regimental badge. I also read that the artillery used a universal pith helmet flash during the second world war. Just for confirmation, is this true?
  3. Greetings Peter, I don't think that the 3rd Transvaal Scottish would have had that name. However, I did come across a Wikipedia article of the South African order of battle 1939-1940. I so happened to stumble across "3rd Battalion (The Natal Scottish", which was subordinate to the 1st Reserve Brigade, and raised on the 29th of February 1940 at Durban. Even then, I wasn't able to find any information about it after googling.
  4. Hello all, Recently, I have come across a badge of the 'Natal Scottish'. Apparently this was some sort of infantry regiment of the South African Union Defence Force during the second world war, more specifically 1940-1945(?). I'm looking for some more information about this specific unit, although I have my doubts that there's any available information about it. If someone does have information about it and decides to share it, I would be thankful!
  5. Hello Gordon, Although this helps a little bit, I primarily meant pictures of the camp itself, which, unfortunately, aren't really included in the URL you sent. Eitherway, I do appreciate getting atleast a bit of information about it.
  6. Greetings all, I've been trying to do some research on South African military camps during the second world war for a while now, but I sadly can't find any good sources/pictures. Would any of you here have any idea where I can find good pictures of Camp Cullinan, or any other camp for that matter?
  7. Very well then, I suppose that solves the name problem. Although, I do have two other questions. What was the pith flash of the THA during the second world war, and did they have any kind of webbing while in combat?
  8. I'm guessing it could also be referred to as "3rd Field Regiment (THA)"? The only reason why I'm guessing this is because the Natal Field Artillery was designated as the "2nd Field Regiment (NFA)".
  9. Hello Chris, I fear I don't really have an exact year or date, but this is the entire segment I took it from: "Once the campaign was nearing its end, the South African artillery units moved to Egypt in August 1941. THA handed in its old guns and was issued with 25-pdrs, at the same time undergoing conversion, to become 3 Field Regiment (V) South African Artillery (T.H.A.)."
  10. Greetings all, This is probably not the right place to ask, but I'll do it anyway. Does anybody know the official name of the Transvaal Horse Artillery during the second world war? I read somewhere that it was called "3 Field Regiment (V) South African Artillery (T.H.A.)", but I'm not quite sure on whether that's true or not. I also don't know what the "(V)" stands for, but I'm assuming it means volunteers. Any and all help would be appreciated!
  11. My personal guess would be that they used the most early type of South African P37, which you can see in the picture. I also came across an image which contained mostly all South African pith helmet flashes during the second world war and earlier. On that image, I saw a white and black helmet flash which was labeled "SWAI", which makes me assume they also used the regular South African pith helmet. About the uniform itself.. I'm not so sure.
  12. Greetings Chris. Thank you for sharing this information with me. However, I do have one last question. Would their uniforms and gear have been any different from the 'regular' Union Defence Force soldiers?
  13. Greetings everybody, Recently, I've stumbled across something called the 1 SWA (Southwest Africa) Infantry Battalion. This was a unit of the South African Union Defence Force during the second world war. Does anybody have any information on this unit?
  14. Greetings everyone, I was looking for somebody that potentially has some information and/or photos about the Thaba Tshwane military complex during the second world war. Many thanks in advance to all those who share their knowledge.
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