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This page has cap and shoulder badges from units from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India.
The following series of badges and shoulder titles would have been worn during the Boer War. The rapid rise of locally recruited irregular South African units gave rise to a need for a semi-official badge which could be produced quickly and fashioned from rudimentary materials. In their simplest form the badge was cut from sheet brass and worn on the almost universally adopted slouch hat. The majority of these badges were simply the letters of their unit although some were much more intricate in design. There are often several variations for a single unit and many are illustrated in the guide, 'South African Badges' by Owen. The illustrated badges for Australia, Canada and New Zealand are official, although some of the contingents from these countries had their own distinctive badge, e.g. Queensland Mounted Infantry and New Zealand Mounted Rifles.