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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.

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Hi, I have looked through some of my references and unfortunately the photos where the SAP Brigade are wearing pith helmets, I cannot see what if any badges are on them. Will have to look further.


Perhaps you have already seen this, but according to the reference, Collecting South African Militaria, by D Wall, the 1st and 2nd Bn SA Police formed part of the 6th Brigade, which in turn was part of the 2nd SA Division as per the illustration below. As such they would likely have worn the Divisional Patch (as illustrated below and in the earlier chart) at least in some capacity. 

2 SA Div.JPG

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