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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2015, 08:46 
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hi Guys,

I need help to positively identify this badge please. is it a 140 Radar Squadron South African Air Force 1980s Bush War era cloth patch?
or something else.

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 09:49 
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NO-ONE that can help me identify this cloth patch? :(


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 13:36 
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That is the 140 Squadron ops patch.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 14:12 
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Paul wrote:
That is the 140 Squadron ops patch.


hi Paul,

for South africa? is it the 1980's peiod? many thanks so far.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 19:55 
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Correct, issued during the Border War to those involved in Ops.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 20:29 
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Paul wrote:
Correct, issued during the Border War to those involved in Ops.


thank you so much Paul, do you perhaps have a value linked to this badge? it is readily available or scarce?
I just started collecting and do not have any books or reference material thus far.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 22:01 
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I'm no expert but it is pretty scarce. Value always depends on what a person is willing to pay ;-) I would say that around £40 would be a fair price.


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Paul wrote:
I'm no expert but it is pretty scarce. Value always depends on what a person is willing to pay ;-) I would say that around £40 would be a fair price.


hi Paul,

thank you so much for the info, really appreciate it, I tried so many google searches and came up with nothing, then I contacted "experts" in south africa that told me that it is french and worth nothing, then a guy in america told me it is South African, then to confirm I posted it here.

So at least I have a nice piece in my starter collection :-)

if you dont mind, do you know what badge this is

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have a great weekend :-)


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2015, 22:44 
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I have no idea what that one is. Could it be Rhodesian?

Enjoy your weekend :-)


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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2017, 18:29 
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collector wrote:
hi Guys,

I need help to positively identify this badge please. is it a 140 Radar Squadron South African Air Force 1980s Bush War era cloth patch?
or something else.

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Hi Collector. This is the SAAF 140 squadron Ops badge earned by serving as a radar operator in the operational area during operations. I earned mine in 1984/5. I am presently looking for this badge, as I have misplaced the one I was issued with. If you wish to sell, please contact me at: mastheadATmweb.co.za

Thanks, Mark


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