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Old 30th Sep 2021, 14:49
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RAF Badge

A family member has asked if I can identify the significance of the 'SA' on the RAF

badge in the attached pic. Obviously 'South Africa' springs to mind, but can anyone confirm this?
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 15:28
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Sports Association?
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 15:48
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I have every reason to believe it was a badge worn by the RAF boxing team that toured Southern Africa that year.
In what was the worst aircraft accident in South Africa at the time SAAF Airspeed Envoy no. 256 was one of three returning to Pretoria on 6 June 1938 from Rhodesia after a boxing tournament when it entered low cloud near the Limpopo River and had possibly broken up in the air. The two SAAF crew and four RAF boxers were killed.
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 16:49
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Seems a good bet. It looks like it has come off a jersey or blazer. The RAF Football Association is known as the Royal Air Force FA
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 19:24
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I'm a little confused - are we saying that the "SA" stands for Sports Association or South Africa or (coincidentally) both ?
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No - South Africa.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 15:04
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Thanks guys. Particularly interesting gen about the RAF Boxing team.
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