South African colonial units

View previous topic View next topic Go down

South African colonial units

Post  ChrisF202 on Fri 23 May 2008, 2:10 am

Does anyone have uniform illustrations for South African colonial units like the Natal Carabineers, Natal Mounted Police (which was merged with the other provincial police forces to create the South African Police Service in 1913), Cape Mounted Rifles, Durban Light Infantry, Cape Town Rifles, etc?

Admin or Sean, I could provide some scans of pictures and info from some of the Osprey books if you need any info to make a uniform illustration.

ChrisF202

Posts: 332
Join date: 2008-05-19
Location: Long Island, New York, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: South African colonial units

Post  Sean on Fri 23 May 2008, 4:19 am

If this is a cunning way of getting some illustrations...its worked.
I enjoy the South African uniforms as they are quite diverse and the two samples below are just skimming the surface. One day I'll do a CD on them, but its a little way off yet.

1886 Knysna Rifles, Cape Town

http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/12/22/09/10/86_kny10.gif
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

1906 Natal Mounted Rifles

http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/12/22/09/10/06_nmr10.gif


[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Sean

Posts: 1129
Join date: 2008-04-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: South African colonial units

Post  ChrisF202 on Sat 24 May 2008, 1:54 am

Thanks Sean, I agree ... South African colonial units had quite a variety in terms of uniforms; probably second only to the different militia units here in the US prior to our Civil War.

I can provide you with some scans and very basic uniform details from my Osprey collection if you wish. It seems that Osprey has actually gone downhill a bit in the details department recently Crying or Very sad

ChrisF202

Posts: 332
Join date: 2008-05-19
Location: Long Island, New York, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: South African colonial units

Post  Sean on Sat 24 May 2008, 2:19 pm

Thank you but I have the Osprey books for South Africa.
Yes they are not the books they used to be. It seems the breadth of subject is disappearing and they only concentrate on mainstream 'war', at least that leaves the 'non-war' uniforms to us to discuss.

Sean

Posts: 1129
Join date: 2008-04-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum