Rhodesian Services Association Incorporated
 

SERVICE CAPS, HATS, BERETS, BADGES & ACCESSORIES

Wearing unit attire that you are not entitled to is not advisable either. Be truthful to yourself and honour those who have made the sacrifice.

SERVICE CAPS & HATS

Air Force Peak Caps.  By special order we can supply officers (as shown below) and other ranks (with shiny peak).

 

$150 plus postage (badge and fitting is in addition)

Rhodesian Women's Service felt hats. By special order - contact us for details as they have to be ordered in batches

$90 plus postage plus postage (badge and fitting is in addition)

BERETS

Berets.  We stock berets to suit Rhodesia Regiment, RAR and RLI. We can source berets to suit Corps of Signals, Engineers Sqn, Armoured Cars, Intaf, SAS, Grey's Scouts, Selous Scouts and Services Corps.  These berets are not originals.  They are the same colour as the originals and perfectly acceptable to wear for parades.  My original is put away and I use one of these. We can possibly obtain other berets, please ask. 

     

These pictures above are to illustrate beret colour, badge and flash placement only. They are not a true illustration of how a Rhodesian beret was worn. These are L-R: RLI, Rhodesia Regiment, 1st Btn. Royal Rhodesia Regiment and SAS.

Stocked Beret $50 plus postage; Sourced Berets may be more expensive.

Badge price is as listed below.

If you require the badge to be fitted, our charges are:
RLI, SAS or any other unit not requiring a flash (we do fit a stiffener inside the beret) $11
Rhodesia Regiment and Grey's Scouts $16 (includes stiffener as well as supply and attachment of the felt flash)
Royal Rhodesia Regiment $21 (includes stiffener, green/black felt flash and attachment as well as red cord signifying which regiment ie: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Battalion)


Please Note - The SAS beret and badge will only be sold to verified Rhodesian SAS operators or such persons authorised by the SAS Regimental Association of South Africa.

CAP BADGES

We have limited stocks of these badges pictured below as well as others from time to time. Please ask if your requirement is not listed below.  These photos are not to size. 

                      

Grey's Scouts $60;   Intaf $40;               RAR $40;       RDR $40;    SAS $20 (Note #1)  Selous Scout $55 (Note #4)

                                   

(Note #2) RLI original $65 or copy $55;    Service Corps $30;        Staff Corps $40;              General Service Corps & RDR $40

                                                                                                                       

Rhod. Medic Corps $50; Royal Rhodesia Regiment $40; Rhodesia Regiment $40;   Rhod. Corps of Military Police $60

                                              

Rhodesian Artillery $60;       Rhodesian Air Force $60;        Rhodesian Corps of Chaplins $50;  Rhodesian Intelligence Corps $60

                                                               

Rhodesian Engineers $60;     Rhodesian Signals $60;   Psychological Operations Unit (POU) $60                       

                                                                                             

  Rhod. Armoured Car Regt. complete with copy balkie$60;     Copy RHACR balkie $20 (Note #3)

                       

Rhodesian Women's Service original $40 (Note #5)

4th (Manicaland) Battalion Rhodesia Regiment Hackle.

These are perfect reproductions of the original. They were worn by all ranks behind the Rhodesia Regiment badge on the beret, to be worn - white side to the right.

Price - $30 plus postage.

Notes on badges

Note #1 - The SAS beret badge will only be sold to verified Rhodesian SAS operators or such persons authorised by the SAS Regimental Association of South Africa.

Note #2 - We stock original RLI badges as well as excellent copies of both pre and post Republic. The copies are made in New Zealand by the same maker as the RGSMs. The copies are a perfect replica. They are marked on the back. Copies are sterling silver.

Note #3 - The Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment balkies are copies made in New Zealand to our specifications. They are very good.

Note #4 - Selous Scout badges are hand made in New Zealand from sterling silver and stamped with R on the reverse. Sales of Selous Scout regalia is restricted to former Selous Scouts and collectors for display only.

Note #5 - RWS copy badges are hand made in New Zealand from bronze. They are very good quality and actually look better than the originals.

 

BULLION WIRE BADGES

These are high quality badges

Rhodesian Light Infantry on green or black backing$40

Rhodesia Regiment on black backing $40. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

Rhodesian SAS No 1 dress wings $40. These are a very accurate reproduction of the original wings. 75mm x 35mm

 

LAPEL PINS

British South Africa Police $15These are jewellery quality gold plate. Measures 22mm x 15mm. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

  

Rhodesia Regiment Badge $15.These are jewellery quality gold plate, made in New Zealand badges 20mm x 20mm. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

Rhodesian Light Infantry $15 These are top quality polished die cast zinc with nickel plate. 16mm x 15mm. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

SAS $10. 15mm wide x 20mm high This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

 

Rhodesian Flag 25mm x 15mm. with clutch clip on back. Made from stamped brass in New Zealand. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

 

Rhodesian General Service Medal Ribbon $10. Measures 19mm x 6mm. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

RLI & RAR Para Wings - Gold Plate or Enamel $15. Measures 17mm tip to tip.

 

South African Defence Force Para Wings $20. Measures 17mm tip to tip.

Rememberance Poppy

Two styles of lapel pin to choose from - Rhodesian Lion & Tusk or New Zealand Kiwi

 

Measures 30mm high x 20mm wide

Produced for those people who want to wear a Remembrance Poppy as a mark of respect on special days, not necessarily the nationally marked days of Armistice and ANZAC. 

The Lion & Tusk design is obviously aimed at the Rhodesian market.  The Kiwi design is in response to the increasing number of New Zealanders who have become associated with our Association.

We have deliberately kept our designs completely different to anything on the market or currently used by veteran's welfare groups.  Our statement on each label is as follows:
"The Rhodesian Services Association is a Registered Charity under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005.  Registration number is CC25203.
This Remembrance Poppy is not designed to replace poppies sold for the welfare of veterans.  This poppy can be worn on any occasion to commemorate those who are no longer with us.
Profits from this sale are directed towards the development of museum displays and preservation of historic items."

Each one comes with a small label card in which you can write an inscription if you are going to be giving it to someone.

Price - $10 plus postage. This item is also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com

Rememberance Poppy in Presentation Box

If you want to make a special gift, then this box (boxes may vary to that illustrated depending on stock - they will be black velveteen) will suit any of our lapel pins ie: Rhodesian Flag, CIB, Para Wings. Pictured below with Kiwi and Rhodesian Remembrance Poppies.

 

Price $10 (not including the badge and postage)

 

RV Lapel Pin 20mm x 25mm. These are issued annually for those attending the October RV. We have some left-overs in stock covering some years and we can get backdated ones done.

$10 plus postage

EMBROIDERED SEW ON BADGES

High quality, New Zealand made, with overlocked edges designed to be sewn onto your garment

All the above patterns are availabe at $20 each. Some are also stocked in the UK   contact Gerry van Tonder g.van-tonder@sky.com with your inquiry

ACCESSORIES

Name badges. 
Green & White background with Rhodesian Services Association Lion & Tusk or your unit badge.  See examples below of our current selection of badges - artwork by Dudley Wall. Other units available on request:


Rhodesian Services Assn Lion & Tusk; BSAP; RLI; Rhodesian Air Force; Rhodesian SAS; Rhodesia Regiment; Selous Scouts.

Sample of completed badge below, measures 80mm. x 30mm with safety pin fastener on the back.

    

Price $15 plus postage.

Pin Saver
Sick of loosing lapel pins because the butterfly clip gets pulled off? Here is the answer to your frustration problem.

Price:
Per packet of 12 (as illustrated above with Allen key) $15
Or $1.50 each (no Allen key)
Plus postage.

Rhodesian Coat of Arms cufflink & tie pin set
Custom made - unique to the Rhodesian Services Association. These are gold plated to jewellery standard in a 3 metal 4 electro plating process making them more durable than silver plate. The base for the mould was from a Rhodesian Army button which shows the Rhodesian Coat of Arms in relief. Comes in a presentation box. The closure device on the tie pin is very secure.

  

Price $75 plus postage

Lion & Tusk Dog Tags
(Kindly supplied by Kieron & Carolyn Robinson of K.C Graphics in Wales)
The image is impacted on a gold plated dog tag style pendant with ball chain.

$30 plus postage.