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The South African Women's Auxiliary Army Service was created in 1940 to allow white south african women to participate in the war effort by filling non-combat positions to free up men eligible for combat ones.

It was originaly decided to have officers of the WAAS wear red stripes as rank insignias but in december of 1941, they were given the right to wear normal South African insignias.

The following images are based on a written description by W/O II Arthur  in the article "South African Army Ranks & Insignia" published in Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Volume 20, number 2 (1990). No enlisted insignias are described for the 1940-41 period nor for the period afterward but based on the fact that officer wore normal army insignias, so might have the enlisted woman at least post 1941.

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