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Hello all

I'm a new member here and i was wondering if anyone else has any South African Militaria they wish to share. I also need help identifying a lot of my collection wich I picked up at fairs and flea markets from people who had no information on the pieces.

I would like to know where they come from, how prolific they are, and approximate value (if any).

More pic's will follow when I have finished photographing them.

Thanks in advance.

Stefan Fouche

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First pic: SA Air Force (1926-1959)

Second pic: First Reserve Brigade SA Army (1940-1943)

Third Pic: Non European Army Service (black non-combatants WWII)

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Some more:

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SA Army Infantry Corps

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SA Corps of Signals (pre 1959)

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SA Infantry WWI (1915-1919)

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Last of my collection that I have a pic of.

I have many more, just having a hard time photographing them and uplaoding to my computer.

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Technical Service Corps SA Army (1942-1945)

The ones Im photographing I have no idea of theyre providence.

As I said I picked them at fairs and the like, so Im trying to place them.

Im also very anxious to hear from anybody with pictures of South African Medals, Awards and Decorations who would be willing to share some pictures of them with me for my own reference.

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Some Medals from my collection

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SA WWII Victory Medal (Bilingual Inscription on back: English-Afrikaans)

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1914-15 Star

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British War Medal WWI

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WWII Defense Medal

Also alot more that I have to photogragh or resize to post here.

In addition I also have quite a few military buttons I could post if any are interested.

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I have a selection of South African medals that I can post at some point. Anything in particular you are looking for?

Matthijs.

Im also very anxious to hear from anybody with pictures of South African Medals, Awards and Decorations who would be willing to share some pictures of them with me for my own reference.

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I have a selection of South African medals that I can post at some point. Anything in particular you are looking for?

Matthijs.

Danke wel Matthijs

Any pictures of any SA medals will be appreciated.

I am trying to build up a database for my own use and also for possibly posting on the net.

Im continously frustrated by the lack of no data or poor quality pics on the net.

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Guest Darrell

Here's another African Service Medal. Engraved with the recipients name - M17257 P.SMITH

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Thanks for your reply Darrel.

Heres the thing folks.

Im extremely interested in Apartheid era medals and decorations. I find it really frustrating trying to get info and pics from the internet.

Anybody else have that problem?

I was wondering if anybody knew some sites or books that I could look into.

Im looking for books with full colour illustrations.

Anyway, here are some more pics, NOT from my collection, wich I got from a friend.

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Special Task force SA Air Force

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Regiment President Steyn SA Army

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SA Infantry Corps Parachute Qualification Wings

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SA Reconnaissance Regiment

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Hi Stefan,

I will post some pics of SA medals in a few days. Meanwhile, you should check out this book. It is no doubt out of print, but since you're in the RSA you may be able to find it.

"South African Orders, Decorations, and Medals" (1986) by E.G.M Alexander, G.K.B. Barron, & A.J. Bateman. Published by Human & Rousseau (pty) ltd.

It is a great resource for Apartheid-era ODM.

Matthijs.

p.s. Where in SA are you? I used to live in Pretoria...great place!

Thanks for your reply Darrel.

Heres the thing folks.

Im extremely interested in Apartheid era medals and decorations. I find it really frustrating trying to get info and pics from the internet.

Anybody else have that problem?

I was wondering if anybody knew some sites or books that I could look into.

Im looking for books with full colour illustrations.

Anyway, here are some more pics, NOT from my collection, wich I got from a friend.

Edited by DutchBoy

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Hey Mattijs.

I live in Centurion, the old Verwoerdburg area.

Toronto eh?

Or does the dutchboy handle conceal deeper truths?

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Groete uit T.O.!

Verwoerdburg eh? Been there many times being so close to Pretoria.

I was born in Holland, then moved to SA, now I'm in Toronto (TO).

Here's some pics of SA medals to start:

Southern Africa Medal, and the Pro Patria medal.

Matthijs.

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Finally got some decent pics made of my collection

Here they come

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SA Railway Police Combatting Terrorrism Medal

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Anglo Boer War Medal

Belonged to my Maternal Grandfather.

Also have his WWII service Medals - Africa Star, Italy Star, Africa Service Medal, WWII Service Medal.

Still trying to find out more about him because if he has the Anglo Boer Medal as well as WWII Medals, Im pretty sure he served in WWI too.

I have been able to find out that he was a mechanic and that he was also Field Marshal Jan Smuts's primary driver through WWII

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Now for the pride of my picture collection

never be able to own them but got lucky enough to photograph them.

the good thing about having connections, also never underestimate the power of a$$ kissing

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The Castle of Good Hope Decoration.

SA's highest decoration for bravery, never been awarded i think

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Order of the Star of Africa (gold)

I believe this was one of the highest Police decorations

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Air Force Cross

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Honoris Crux Decoration (Gold Class)

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Honoris Crux Decoration (Silver Class)

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Honoris Crux Decoration

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John Chard Medal

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New South African Medals

Dont know to much about them

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Order of the Leopard (Bronze)

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Order of the Leopard (Silver)

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Order of the Leopard (Gold)

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Order of the Protea (Bronze)

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Order of the Protea (Silver)

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Order of the Protea (Gold)

One more of the ones I was able to get a picture of

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Van Riebeeck Decoration for Officers (bravery)

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Van Riebeeck Medal for other ranks (bravery)

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Louw Wepener Decoration For Bravery

All I can do today

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Ok Folks, heres one of the reasons I started this post

Following will be a couple of hat / beret badges which i have no clue about.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

I picked these up in a lot at a fair. 57 pieces or so for about us$20.

The dealer was more into brass antiques and the like and not to concerned with militaria and had no idea what they were, truth to tell neither did I. The ones I recognised were fairly common, so I didnt think the price odd or anything.

This was about 12 years ago or so, and I got caught up in growing for a while.

Now that Im growed up (kinda) I started looking back at some of these and they have been very unhelpfull in telling me what the H*** they are.

So here goes

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