South African Medals Website
South Africa, and the former homelands and South West Africa
Arthur Radburn Online since 2001
But before you do :
While it's always a pleasure to receive e-mails from visitors to this website, unfortunately I can't always answer the questions, or provide the services requested. This website is purely a hobby a means of sharing information gathered over more than 30 years – and resources are limited.
So, if you're looking for someone's post-1910 military or police service records, or for medal ribbons or emblems, or for copies of citations, or if you want to know if you qualify for a particular medal, you'll get better results by contacting:
If you're looking for someone's pre-1910 military or police or prisons service records, you may find them in the Cape, Natal, Orange Free State, or Transvaal Archives Depots, which you can access through the National Archives website.
You will also find contact details for government departments on the South African government website.
The SA National Museum of Military History has a wonderful website full of useful links and references: click here to reach it.