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South AFrican MP Cap Badges

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    In WW! (in fact from 1916 through to 1922) the Provost function in South Africas military forces was carried out by the South African Mounted Rifles
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    From 1922, the Provost function was carried ouy by the South African Field Artillery.
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    In 1935, a specific MP cap badge was finally introduced, showing a hand holding the scales of justice. Field made pieces cast locally during the campaign in North Africa are often encountered and are quite crude but the official pieces are well made.

    Note the corps initials SACMP and SAMPK fopr English and Afrikaans languages.
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    The shoulder title was also dual language.
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    In 1957, the badge changed to represent the Sword of Gideon within a wreath.
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    And in 1977 the colour changed to silver.
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    For a spell, between 1984 - 1999 the badges included individual command insignia ( shown here is Northern Transvaal Command) before reverting to the basic silver unadorned type.
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    One badge not often encountered is that for the Military Police of Transkei, which broke away from South Africa, but after a period of great unstability was later brought back into South Africa. This is from its short period of "independence".
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    Another African nation with rather nice MP badges is Zimbabwe (Rhodesia).
    This is the badge worn in the pre-UDI days, with the Queens Crown and Lion centre.
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    Post independence , the Crown was removed and replaced with a Bird of Prey on a Drum.
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