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South African Helmet... What unit is this flash


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An interesting question. This flash doesn't appear to fit the standard SA pattern, which was 2 inches wide by 3 inches high. Nor does this combination of colours appear in the lengthy list of flashes published by Dr Curson in Africana Notes & News (December 1962).

The 1st SA Division flash was a diamond shape and the 2nd SA Division flash was a circular disc, both being divided horizontally into yellow over green. AFAIK, they were worn on the sleeves, not on the helmet.

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