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Author:  Gripen [ 27 Mar 2010, 16:56 ]
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I'm not entirely sure about where this should go, so please feel free to move it to a better spot if you want :)

I just thought I'd post the start of my small collection of military - and aviation - related patches, caps, stickers etc. I hope to add a SAAF flightsuit as well as some SAAF patches to it soon. The ultimate would be do get some bone domes :mrgreen:

The patches:
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Stickers. I do have more lurking around, I think.
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Caps, badges, stickers and mugs. I have yet to see another Alo mug one... does anyone else have one?
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Pin badges:
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S76:
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Gripen-a-la-king!
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Author:  Wingman [ 30 Mar 2010, 15:26 ]
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Excellent collection! =D> Do you have doubles?

Author:  Gripen [ 30 Mar 2010, 16:54 ]
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Wingman wrote:
Excellent collection! =D> Do you have doubles?


Thanks :smt023
Only of the Good Hope IV and 'dodgey/cartoonish' F-16 patches.

I also have one A3 Rooivalk poster, as well as an A1 Rooivalk poster, both signed by one of the Rooivalk pilots... Unfortunately I don't know what his name is, and I can't make it out in his signature. But hopefully they'll have more of these posters at the Ysterplaat airshow this year [-o<

Author:  Dean [ 30 Mar 2010, 16:59 ]
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Should I start a new Sub-Forum for "Collections"?

Although I don't actively collect stickers and pins, I do have a rather large collection.

However, I do actively collect airline pax Safety Cards ... I have over 280 different ones! :oops:

Author:  Gripen [ 30 Mar 2010, 17:54 ]
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Methinks that's a good idea, Dean.

I don't specifically go out and search for these things; if I see something I like and the price is alright, I'll buy it. So, I wouldn't call myself an 'active collector'. :)

But I'm keen to see other collections. The only stuff I've seen so far is from Portamus.

Author:  Mrs Kremlin [ 31 Mar 2010, 08:58 ]
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I like Dean's idea too.

I have photos of mine and Kremlin's patch collection on my facebook page. I'll have to make him his favorite meal then talk him into redoing the photos and posting them. There's also a hat collection that needs photographing.

Author:  Kremlin [ 01 Apr 2010, 00:30 ]
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I don't have a collection as such, but I have accumalated some stuff over the years ...

Here's some unknown old Russian stuff from my badge box.

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Cheers

Author:  H1017412 [ 04 May 2010, 06:52 ]
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Interesting stuff you have there Brent, especially the Mir badge. Do you mind if I ask how you managed to come by these?

Author:  Kremlin [ 04 May 2010, 19:18 ]
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I inherited them from my grandfather & I seem to recall something about them originally being confiscated during a harbour customs search ...

What ship & when I have no idea.

I don't think that is Mir though, I got these badges in the late eighties, but my grandfather had had them for ages ... so they must date from somewhere in the 1970's to 80's .. & one of them has a 1977 on it. I'm assuming this is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Cheers

Author:  Gripen [ 16 Jun 2010, 10:13 ]
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Yesterday a friend of mine gave me one of her old SAAF flight suits. Complete with a few patches. Needless to say, I'm stoked! Will post photos asap.

Author:  Gripen [ 02 Jul 2010, 18:47 ]
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Finally got a chance to snap a few photos.

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Forgive my stupidity, but what are the silver 'wings' for?

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Author:  Kremlin [ 02 Jul 2010, 20:31 ]
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Magic :smt023

I'm sure you've tried it on allready .. :?:

Cheers

Author:  H1017412 [ 03 Jul 2010, 08:02 ]
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Good score there Gripen! I certainly wouldn't mind having one of those either! :)

Author:  Gripen [ 03 Jul 2010, 09:22 ]
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Kremlin wrote:
Magic :smt023

I'm sure you've tried it on allready .. :?:

Cheers


It fits like a glove. \:D/

But now, when and where do I wear it? :|

Author:  Dean [ 03 Jul 2010, 09:38 ]
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Gripen wrote:
Forgive my stupidity, but what are the silver 'wings' for?


The number of hours flown determines the type of wings. Pilots generally start with bronze wings, progressing to silver wings and then gold. I think you need 3 000 hours to qualify for gold wings.

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