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PostSubject: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptySun Jan 27, 2019 1:09 pm

Some photos from Frank.

Various luminaries at RD playing the role of sacks of mealies.
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Impi ignoring Mr Allewell.
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Gentlemen of a certain age. JY has just bought another CDV.
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A good time in 40 plus temperatures.
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyMon Jan 28, 2019 6:32 am

Today is the anniversary of the Cyclone Domoina making landfall in Mozambique in 1983 and the start of the death and destruction that reached much further south. A possible repeat of this event was what recently kept Barry glued to the weather maps.

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyMon Jan 28, 2019 6:21 pm

Another from Frank.

Gary and Charles the owner of RD Hotel. Nice medal ribbon around hat Gary!
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyTue Jan 29, 2019 8:43 am

Where’s the Maltese Falcon?

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyTue Jan 29, 2019 8:56 am

Front right mealie bag
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyTue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 pm

Frank,

Got him - just below the Queen’s Colour!

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyTue Jan 29, 2019 6:02 pm

A wonderful week and after remembering "this is Africa" we managed to achieve most of what we were asked to do - life long memories for my chaps and good to be back amongst friends from both sides and from many years - Frank would you mind if I post a copy of your line up to Ian Knight's Tour group with acknowledgments - our 7000 plus images are being sorted and will be on our face book page when we get round to it - thanks to all my fellow travellers on this one and as always John good to have your full support - atb Tim
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 am

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A little reminder of the trip.  Some of my gifts from King Zwelithini.

The greatest gift for me was the friendship of the Zulu people from the highest to the lowest in the land.

Tim,

I’ll swap you a shield for your “leopard skin” collar!

Looking forward to the rematch later in the year!

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 5:43 am

Tim
Be my guest, just a reminder its now 'Iron Knight'.
John
I notice the spear is missing, did 'she who must be obeyed' stick it some where? I did notice she was stroking your back, possibly looking for a tender spot?
I would agreed though, a memorable journey, not least meeting up with so many forum friends.
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 am

Frank,

No we were dancing to the strains of “Waltzing Matilda” I believe.

She beat a hasty retreat when “my sister” gave her a right Royal tongue-lashing.

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 8:33 am

Your 'sister' is a wonderful lady, truly an honour to meet her. Thank you for that John.
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PostSubject: 140th Clebrations    140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 3:54 pm

Hi Frank and JY
It was excellent to finally catch up , and what a time we had , the Maltese Falcon and I flew in about 3 1/2 hrs ago .
Thanks to JY for getting us into the VIP Tent to meet the Kings Brother , Steve an I won't forget that in a hurry . Also a special mention again JY for belting out the majestical strains of Waltzing Matilda in the 40 deg heat ! .
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Sorry John the collar is something a bit special isn't it - and a major surprise in a week full of them! The images already out there and the memories made - did you ever see a redcoat walking down Ulundi High Road! A truly humbling experience that will leave lasting imprints on my chaps for the rest of their lives - this was my 6th trip there and each one has a different set of experiences - lets hope I can last till the 7th - and as you say John looking forward to the rematch later this year - atb Tim
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyWed Jan 30, 2019 5:20 pm

Tim,

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“They behind you!”

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Just for your files his name was Prince Mbonisi.

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Thanks JY Salute
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 9:52 am

Hi Gary Glad you made it home safe.
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PostSubject: 140th Clebrations    140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 10:14 am

Cheers Frank , me too ! How did you get on ???
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 10:52 am

Spent the night in hospital on a drip. But home the next day then slept for two days. good as new now and looking forward to the next trip in March. Lots of fun meeting up with everyone, Cam did a roaring trade in selling copies of his book so he was a happy lad.
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PostSubject: 140th Clebrations    140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 10:59 am

Yes I did say to bring a few , as did Kate on Gardner , she brought out 13... went home with none , if anyone who reads this is in Sth Africa , Isandlwana Lodge has Kates book for sale , for those on ebay in case you're unaware here's the ebay link in the UK

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 11:12 am

Hell she must have been way over weight, thats not a small book. `My only mistake was not taking my old Big Silver Book for Ian to sign. Or should that read Iron, he was still laughing about that the day I left.
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PostSubject: 140th Clebrations    140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 am

Kate and Susie shared the weight , I think they were allowed two cases each . I got home with a Kilo to spare , just glad they didn't weigh my hand luggage from Perth to Melb , I would've been way way over !
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And now the saga continues with -

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptySun Mar 17, 2019 2:42 pm

I may just be in the UK at that time. Any idea of the schedule John?
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptySun Mar 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Frank,

I am aware that a Zulu War panel is planned for 20th July, also in Brecon, but the exact location and time is to be confirmed.

All other activities are presently in the planning stage, including a service at Brecon Cathedral.

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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptySun Mar 17, 2019 4:33 pm

Let me know John, Im in the UK for ten days over that period.
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptySun Mar 17, 2019 8:25 pm

We are there for the weekend and possibly the Monday as well - depending on the sitrep - Saturday is civic sort of things and Sunday has all manner of things at the barracks / museum including a pageant and a parade through Brecon - I have a section of around 25 of us in attendance and will update as and when we get more info - looks like a good set up - atb Tim
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jul 25, 2019 7:39 am

Whilst out and about with the boys the other day we bumped into these folk.

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An incredible moment at the Royal Welsh Show, with King’s ibutho chanting, then the voice of Glyn Baker coming over the tannoy asking “Don’t you think the Welsh can’t do better than that?” A male voice choir answered the challenge with “Men of Harlech”.

JY
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyThu Jul 25, 2019 3:31 pm

A half decent round up is here:

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Which gives a sort of overview of things from the Sunday (there were other things going on across the weekend at various venues too) - all things considered went almost to plan with the exception of the Zulus taking the Colour which was NOT scripted - my mounted chaps had the presence of mind to ride into them to recover it and then ride off as planned to - not quite what we thought was going to happen but all added to the drama of the day! Enjoy - atb Tim
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PostSubject: Re: 140th Celebrations   140th Celebrations EmptyTue Jul 30, 2019 10:36 am

Taken from my lecture on King Cetshwayo’s confinement and restoration.

Saturday, 19th August 1882 saw the Zulu king and his party, accompanied by Mr. John Bramston, the Assistant Under-Secretary of the Colonial Office, leave Melbury Road for Paddington Station. The group boarded a Great Western Railway train and travelled to Windsor, and another one of Queen Victoria’s homes. They were conducted on a tour of Windsor Castle and the Great Park by Mr. W. Seabrook, the Inspector of Palaces. The visitors paused in St. George’s Chapel until a service concluded, here they were met by the Reverend Frederick Anson, the Canon of St. George’s Chapel who conducted through the precincts of the chapel. Canon Anson paused in front of the memorial of the Prince Imperial of France, who had died in kwaZulu on 1st June 1879, he explained the circumstances of the prince’s death which in turn was translated into isiZulu. It was noted that the king and his party stood in silent contemplation for several minutes.
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His Majesty King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu recreates the scene.

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