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Article about: There was an older gentleman at the show who had quite a few British and Commenwealth badges. I'd been looking for an Aussie badge for a while. It seems on the small side, so I thought it wa

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    Default Australian and South African badges

    There was an older gentleman at the show who had quite a few British and Commenwealth badges. I'd been looking for an Aussie badge for a while. It seems on the small side, so I thought it was a collar insignia, but he was sure it was for the side cap, it measures 40mm from end to end on the ribbon and 28mm high. I couldn't get a clear picture of the back, but it's marked HARENDSEN MELB I took a pic of this through my magnifying glass, that was as close as I could get with any of my cameras. He thought it was ww 1.

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    Then he added to this for free, he thought it was New Zealand, I thought Rhodesia because of the Eland, or anteloope. After some searching, it's South African, ww 2 26mm across I couldn't find any marking on the back. Something else to put with my SA medals

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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Default Re: Australian and South African hat badges

    Nice Aussie badge. You are right its a collar tab badge and I would say from WW2. Decent condition to. Your right on the other as well, being South African.

    Both are nice badges.

    Cheers
    Jason

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    Default Re: Australian and South African badges

    Thanks Jason, I thought it seemed small even for a side cap. I've just started looking for the larger one for the slouch hat. There isn't much in my area as far as that goes. There's a military collectors show next month, hopefully I'll have some luck there.
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Default Re: Australian and South African badges

    Nice score. I have a few Aussie collars and a cap rising sun.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I had too much fun at the show, so while I'm eating my Ramen noodles for the next couple weeks, I can get to putting a few things in a more permanent display. Now I'll need some Aussie WW 2 medals to add though. Such a dilemna
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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