Cheers mate, (links worked fine). Thats confused him no end as his old man never mentioned South Africa. We were thinking some obscure Polish medal but the SA one has thrown us! The ribbon looks exactly the same, he doesn't have the medal unfortunately.
It seems a bit odd to me that the other medal ribbons would go with the SA medal for War Service. The medal was awarded for two years service in an unpaid voluntary organisation. A South African citizen who served in the Armed Forces during WW2 is more likely to have received the Africa Service Medal.