Looking for SA Kaffrarian Rifles pith helmet pictures

Discussion in 'South African' started by GatoGato123, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. GatoGato123

    GatoGato123 Member

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for pictures of a WWII era Kaffrarian Rifles pith helmet. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I personally don't know any better place.

    I am not expecting much, as to my knowledge, pictures of a KR pith helmet (with their flash and badge mounted on the front for that matter) are really, really scarce.
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  3. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Though not the Kaffrarian Rifles, I am sure the helmet and uniform are similar.
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2022
  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

  6. GatoGato123

    GatoGato123 Member

    Hello dryan, you are correct. The helmet and uniform would be virtually the same, except for the pith flash and the badge on the front. The reason I'm looking specifically for a picture of a KR pith helmet is so I can properly identify their pith helmet flash, of which I have seen three conflicting examples. I'll attach pictures below of them.

    On the first one, it also has 'shoulder' under the flash, implying that it was worn as a shoulder flash too, which can be seen in the photo that david posted (thanks for that one). The second flash is completely different (and coincidentally also the same flash as that of the First City Regiment), and above the flash, it shows the hackle colours, which are green and red. The third flash is pretty much the same as the first one. I'm not exactly sure which one is the right one, but I am inclined to believe it's the diamond shaped green and red flash.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2022
  7. GatoGato123

    GatoGato123 Member

    Thank you.. I've got slight memory loss so I tend to forgot to come back and check those.
  8. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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