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South African Constabulary badge 4 months 1 week ago #53474

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I picked up this item the other day and wondered if they were common-place? Also where they would have been worn.





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South African Constabulary badge 4 months 1 week ago #53475

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Hi Rory......

Never seen one like that before......

Individual letters, backing plate, square pin but always side by side........

Mike

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South African Constabulary badge 4 months 1 week ago #53512

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Hello Rory,
I don't think I have ever seen one of those either, I would think it is a variation on the more usual British made shoulder title and later, post war, rather than earlier.
Where did you find it?
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South African Constabulary badge 4 months 1 week ago #53517

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Hi Frank

It came with other badges that I acquired on a recent foray into the Eastern Cape hinterland - Frontier country as it is called

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Hello Rory,
Sorry for late reply, well I suppose that I should not be at all surprised, they certainly had their work do, out in the Eastern Cape.
I must take back my thoughts on it being post Anglo Boer War, I seem to remember reading a pre Vereeniging SAC General Order that actually used the word "horizontal" in relation to the letters worn on their shoulder straps, that does, certainly from my own point of view, suggest that there may well have been "vertical" letters worn during the war itself.
Perhaps Mike has seen a copy of their Dress Regulations.
I am not an SAC collector, but, I had a very brief look, I have both large and small die cast examples in gilding metal, white metal and mercurial fire gilt, made in Great Britain, as well as wartime examples by Rand jewellers.
All are horizontal.
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South African Constabulary badge 3 months 1 week ago #54100

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Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Rory,

Perhaps Mike has seen a copy of their Dress Regulations.

I am not an SAC collector, but, I had a very brief look, I have both large and small die cast examples in gilding metal, white metal and mercurial fire gilt, made in Great Britain, as well as wartime examples by Rand jewellers.
All are horizontal.
Regards Frank


Hi Frank......

The first time I saw the vertical badge I went and checked the dress regulations that I had and there is no mention of them.......
If you ever wish to dispose of your Brass and Gilt badges I will give them a very good home......

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