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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 5 months 4 weeks ago #50262

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Hello Mike,

High praise indeed and very kind of you to say so. Perhaps what I lack in experience I can make up for in enthusiasm?

I still have a few more examples to share and continue to eagerly search for new additions, so perhaps in time and with a lot of luck I can create a respectable collection.

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Roy

Collecting/wanted ABW insignia if anyone has some spares?

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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 5 months 4 weeks ago #50277

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Roy,
I was slightly surprised by your signature at the end of your posts, when you say ABW insignia, could you just clarify that, do you refer to the British Army, SAMIF, Cape Volunteers, Natal Volunteers and Militia, moreover, contingents from across the whole Empire, or, indeed, perhaps all?
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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 5 months 4 weeks ago #50280

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Hello Frank,

Thank you for asking and a good question.

I guess the simple answer is 'all of the above', assuming a particular badge 'speaks' to me. I'm certainly open to examples by any nation but find the badges that interest me the most are those unofficial and/or locally made - the sheet brass/wire loop type. See a quick pic attached to show this type.

However I'm quite open and if a more official or professionally made badge catches my eye, I certainly would consider it. I think one of the details I like about these local made examples is that they are really specific to the conflict and demonstrate a real need/desire by the men who wore them.

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Roy

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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 4 months 2 weeks ago #51300

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Hello Roy,

As a "newby" to the site I have been trawling the various forums and saw your post.

Whilst using The National Archives, Discovery, site looking for information on my interest I came across the attached. Better still this is a "viewable" image and is free! What could be better.

All the best,


Jon
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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 4 months 2 weeks ago #51301

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Natal Volunteer Composite Regt 4 months 2 weeks ago #51302

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Thanks Q,

Apologies for duplication, still getting used to attachments!

J

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