Guards Cap Badge Backing
Inaugurated on 6th
April 1979, the maroon cap-badge backing with
its gold border and 2 bold blue diagonal stripes
are the elite symbol for the Guards. It is worn
with the SAF cap badge on the beret of every
soldier in 7 SIB.
The maroon base symbolises
valour, courage, confidence, aggression, the
will to endeavour and the Guards' Esprit-de-Corps.
The golden yellow border
represents the desire for excellence in training
and in overall achievement. It reminds the wearer
to place the expectations and demands of the
nation before self.
The diagonal stripes signify
loyalty to the SAF as well as integrity and
dedication expected of the selected few who
wear the badge.