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Interesting - when did the army change from the German style "stripe in a stripe" (don't know what the correct name is) to the British style?

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I can identify most of the equipment depicted, but that missile has me stumped
It could be a Gabriel/Skerpioen but it has too many "things" sticking out/attached - the actual missile was much "cleaner" it had just four "wings" in the mid section. The advert's date, 1973, is far too early for the cruise missile projects that resulted in the Skua, Torgos, etc.


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H1017412 wrote:
Interesting - when did the army change from the German style "stripe in a stripe" (don't know what the correct name is) to the British style?


Are you talking about the corporal stripes? I think it was early to middle seventies, so might have been 1974/75 somewhere.


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Roger the Dodger wrote:
I can identify most of the equipment depicted, but that missile has me stumped
It could be a Gabriel/Skerpioen but it has too many "things" sticking out/attached - the actual missile was much "cleaner" it had just four "wings" in the mid section. The advert's date, 1973, is far too early for the cruise missile projects that resulted in the Skua, Torgos, etc.


It's also a few years before the first strike craft was delivered. I suspect that the "missile" is just some random artist's rendering to fill space and look good.

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Are you talking about the corporal stripes? I think it was early to middle seventies, so might have been 1974/75 somewhere.


Indeed, thanks. I am curious to know why it was decided to revert back to the British style.

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Ferdie wrote:
Are you talking about the corporal stripes? I think it was early to middle seventies, so might have been 1974/75 somewhere.


Indeed, thanks. I am curious to know why it was decided to revert back to the British style.[/quote]

I've checked with some knowledgeable people, it was changed in July 1974, and was changed as part of the new stepout uniform as we knew during the bush war era. Maybe its seen as part of recognising our British colonial connection.


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Ferdie wrote:
Ferdie wrote:
Are you talking about the corporal stripes? I think it was early to middle seventies, so might have been 1974/75 somewhere.


Indeed, thanks. I am curious to know why it was decided to revert back to the British style.


I've checked with some knowledgeable people, it was changed in July 1974, and was changed as part of the new stepout uniform as we knew during the bush war era. Maybe its seen as part of recognising our British colonial connection.[/quote]

A move away from the legacy of the British hater Frans Erasmus, the worst MOD of the pre-1994 era.


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Those where the days..if only I was a few years older back then..I applied in 1994,1995 only to be denied to join..so I gave up..

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Ferdie wrote:
I've checked with some knowledgeable people, it was changed in July 1974, and was changed as part of the new stepout uniform as we knew during the bush war era. Maybe its seen as part of recognising our British colonial connection.


Thanks for that! :smt023

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