South Africa Defence Force
South Africa Army Signal Formation
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0005]
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0004]
The SA Army Signal Formation formed 25 August 1982 in Pretoria as the SA Army HQ Signal Formation and the ‘HQ’ was later dropped from the title. The Formation responsibility was for the administrative and logistical support of the SA Army Signal Formation units in Wonderboom Military Base in Pretoria.
This is an example of pair of SA Army Signal Formation flashes, SA 0004 right shoulder worn flash and SA 0005 is the left shoulder worn. These are a metal based badge faced in coloured plastics and epoxy resin, secured by three stick pins.
The SA Army Signal Formation had under its command the Formation HQ Unit, 2 & 5 Signal Regiments and 3 & 4 Electronic Workshops. The SA Army Signal Formation provided specialist signal services to the South Africa Army and at times to the whole SADF.
The SA Army Signal Formation insignia is the Springbok head backed by two cross swords on a shield of the Signal Corps colours of Green, light Blue and Dark Blue.
Pocket or Breast badge
Breast or Pocket badge is a size reduced shield of the same construction and design as the larger shoulder flash. It is secured by two stick pins to a leather or vinyl fob and is buttoned on to the breast pocket.
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0253]