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  1. Hey everyone, I'm looking for some photos of the South African Irish Regiment during the second world war, because quite frankly, I find them to be quite scarce on the internet. If anybody has any, don't hesitate to share them!
  2. Unfortunately not. I was aware of this image ages ago, and, unless I'm blind, I'm pretty sure there's nothing related to the SAP on there.
  3. Hello everyone, since two SAP battalions served in world war two, I was questioning if they had some sort of pith flash of their own, and if they wore the SAP badges onfront of their pith. If anybody has any information regarding this, please share it.
  4. After doing some more research, it seems likely to me that it is Murray of Atholl. However, I did read somewhere that they had a Mackenzie tartan backing, so that's rather conflicting.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
  12. 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)".
  13. 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.)."
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. Greetings everyone, I was wondering on which uniform(s) the South African cloth/metal shoulder titles would be worn. If anybody here knows, do let me know.
  20. Hello gavin, The patch you described earlier was the patch of the 2nd South African Infantry Division, which the SAP Brigade was part of. However, I would like to thank you for mentioning the book, as I bought it today. Hopefully it has some good descriptions of the uniform.
  21. Hello all, Recently, I've started writing about the South African Police Brigade (6th South African Infantry Brigade) during world war two. I have some questions regarding equipment and uniform. Did the South African Police have the standard uniform like all UDF troops? And what kind of pith helmet did they have, did they have any pith flash or badge on it? I've only seen one picture of a South African policeman, and from what I can see, it's just a plain pith. It looks like the Canadian hawley pith, actually. If any of you have any information regarding this topic, please share your knowledge with me.
  22. Hello everyone, Recently, I was wondering what the white officers in the Native Military Corps and Non-European Army Services as a whole would've worn. Primarily their uniform and hat, and any badges or insignias they would've had on it. If any of you have some knowledge on this topic, please let me know.
  23. Hello sabrigade, Despite the fact that the last post in here was nine years ago, I do have a little bit of hope that you'll respond. That being said, I have a question about the cloth shoulder title. What uniform would the shoulder title be put on, and is it for special occasions?
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