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British South Africa Police 1901 4 months 2 weeks ago #84254

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I was also thinking that the star badges looked a lot like the badges worn on Boy Scout and Cub Scout uniforms.....

Any old Scouts out there that can confirm......

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British South Africa Police 1901 4 months 2 weeks ago #84256

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djb wrote: Sarah,

It seems the BSAP archives are in Zimbabwe so I am seeking the name of a researcher there.




Based here in the UK but goes to Zimbabwe when circumstances permit. Also has contacts in the National Archives there.
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British South Africa Police 1901 4 months 2 weeks ago #84263

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I would agree with Dave on the hats. They are not something I recognise. There are 3 items in an inverted triangular patters on the hats - Swedish?

Here is another picture of the BSAP from Army and Navy Illustrated.

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The hat looks like a 1906 Swedish pattern

privat.bahnhof.se/wb938321/uniforms-army-sweden-1900s-1.htm
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British South Africa Police 1901 4 months 2 weeks ago #84265

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One of my contacts came back and suggested that the Bechuanaland Division records are held in Botswana.

Perhaps you could try the BSAP Association? www.bsapolice.org/contact/

If you find any answers, please let us know.
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The 3 badges on the hat are crowns.
I believe the brass stars could be rank insignia from WW1. Possibly Swedish again as the 6 pointed star was around in 1906 and I think it was replaced by a 5 pointed one after WW1.
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