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South African Constabulary 9 years 3 months ago #12090

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Good Morning Frank....

I have had the Hill medal and badge for about 20 years now but did not get a photo of the headstone or his service documents until about 4 years ago when Jim Wallace wrote his book on the SAC and did his research in SA.....

I have 2 "A" Division, 2 "B" Division, 2 "C" Division and 1 "B" to "C" Division.... I also have the uniform of a member of Strathcona's Horse who went into the SAC when the Strath's went home, Captain P. Fall..... In one set of documents he is Percy and another Perry also Fall and Falls..... He stayed in SA and became a big game hunter.....

Mike


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All interesting stuff though, how long have you had Hill in your collection, I think you can and should always expect to pay a premium for Canadian's in particular those in B division that were up in Pietersburg.

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South African Constabulary 9 years 3 months ago #12100

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Hello Mike,
Are all those you mention to Canadian recipients and if so did you do the research side of things first and then cherry pick those medals available?
I have never really bothered with these, with the end result that very many good medals have been turned down in favour of the SAMIF and the British Army.
Just curious really, but, it does all go to show that the medals are out there and can be had for what is now very little money in real terms, I feel the badges are rather harder to find.
I was either not a member of this forum or had just joined when you did this post, anyway, I missed it back then and came across it only the other day and thought I should at least ask you about it.
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South African Constabulary 9 years 3 months ago #12101

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Hi Frank.....

No problem......

Yes in a couple of cases I was able to cherry pick the Canadians..... The Hill medal was offered to me by the family.....

The good thing is I have a copy of Jim's book that lists all the Canadians that were in the SAC, and it is easy to do a quick check......

Mike

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Are all those you mention to Canadian recipients and if so did you do the research side of things first and then cherry pick those medals available?
I have never really bothered with these, with the end result that very many good medals have been turned down in favour of the SAMIF and the British Army.
Just curious really, but, it does all go to show that the medals are out there and can be had for what is now very little money in real terms, I feel the badges are rather harder to find.
I was either not a member of this forum or had just joined when you did this post, anyway, I missed it back then and came across it only the other day and thought I should at least ask you about it.
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Well, I quite like the SAC, there is, I suppose, a tendency to overlook them, this was the case with me, because their medals tend to look uninteresting, with just state clasps, but, I think they deserve more attention than they actually get, afterall, a couple of VC's were earned by its members during the war, thanks for sharing your thoughts and indeed your collection Mike.

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Fabulous Mike!

Frank - that was really interesting about the Tantallon Castle too.
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Hello David,
Yes, all interesting, when you look at Mike's badges you can really see BP's influence, big, bold and in your face, he was quite the showman character and I am sure Colonel Steele approved of them too.
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Frank - that was really interesting about the Tantallon Castle too.

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