SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD TELEGRAPH &
1914 - 1915
The South African Field Telegraph & Postal Corps (S.A.F.T. & P.C.) which was also referred to as the South African Postal & Telegraph Corps (S.A.P. & T. Corps) was formed on 30th September 1914 with a compliment of 500 men consisting of both Signals and Postal sections.
On the same date permission was granted for the temporary embodiment of members of the Natal Telegraph Corps and the Transvaal Signalling & Field Telegraph Corps. The Corps saw service in the rebellion and the German South West Africa campaign which ended on July 1915. The S.A.F.T.& P.C. was disbanded on the 30th September 1915. However the Natal Telegraph Corps and the Transvaal Signalling & Field Telegraph Corps were not disbanded by name until 1st November 1923 when the South African Corps of Signals (ACF) was formed.
The badge illustrated above of the South African Field Telegraph & Postal Corps is really no more than a copy of lesser quality and made of brass, of the Transvaal Signalling & Field Telegraph Corps badge that can be seen elsewhere on this site with the same motto Sumus Signifer (Badly stamped with almost an "I" after Signifer and loosely translated meaning "We Bearer" or We Are The Standard Bearers) The semifor flag on the right is also slightly different.