Zambia Army Signal Corps
1 Squadron Shoulder Flash Shield
[Colin Hodgkins collection ZAM 0004]
This is a current example of 1 Squadron Zambia Army Signal Corps shoulder flash or Arm Shield.
The badge is a cast metal base with coloured and clear resin enameled front (approx. 50mm H). These are worn on each shoulder and secured by three stick pins. This badge is on silver coloured metal and Jimmy, eagle and outlines are silver not gold as the more commonly found versions. This may be a later version of the badge or a manufacture error.
The Zambia Army Signals Corps evolved from the pre-independence Northern Rhodesia Signals Squadron, which in turn had been formed from the former Rhodesia and Nyasaland Corps of Signals. The latter was disbanded on the termination of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1963 (Cliff Lord & Graham Watson ‘The Royal Corps of Signals Unit Histories of the Corps 1920-2001 and its antecedents’).