South Africa Corps of Signals
Officer's Bronze Badge 1923 to 1961
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0220]
This is an example of the South Africa Corps of Signals Officer's bronze cap badge for the South African Corps of Signals Active Citizen Force (ACF) as well as the Permanent Force (PF). This badge struck in bronze which gives it strong fine detail.
The South Africa Corps of Signals Active Citizen Force and Permanent Force was formed on the 1st November 1923. An alliance was formed with the Royal Corps of Signals in 1923 and ended 31st May 1926. As previously mentioned most countries of the Commonwealth changed the crown of their badges from a Tudor Crown to the St. Edward Crown in 1954. The South African Corps of Signals continued to use the same cap badge with the Tudor Crown until they became a Republic in 1961.
These pattern South African Corps of Signals badges are almost the same as the original Corps pattern of 24th March 1921 except for the roundel inscription. On the right hand side of the roundel the legend reads in Afrikaans ‘S.A. SEIN KORPS’ (South Africa Signal Corps).