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Attestation paper design for South African units 1 year 3 weeks ago #64255

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While there is variation within and between units in the form and composition of attestation papers for South African units, there is also consistency in being (usually) one side of paper containing the name, address, next of kin, descriptive details, oath, medical acceptance and signature by the recruit and recruiting officer. There is sometimes space at the base of the form to record information about discharge from the unit.

These form is typical:

This Scottish Horse attestation paper is of an unusual design, being a three part form; one section to be retained by the unit, one sent to headquarters and the third to act as an id card for the new recruit. The ScH attestation papers have several designs including this one. Those of this design in the WO126 series usually appear with just the central section so this complete form is infrequently seen.

Dr David Biggins

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