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Dickie Owen Played Corporal Schiess (Zulu) who has sadly passed away on Tuesday the 7th April 2015
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:14 pm by ADMIN
Very sad news - my great friend and Zulu actor Dickie Owen passed away on Tuesday night - I have just spoken to his carer who confirmed it. Ironic really - when I spoke to Dickie on Tuesday at lunchtime to tell him I was forwarding fan mail to him, he said he was feeling absolutely fine (and he sounded it). He was a lovely man, very humble, and was really surprised at the amount of people who queued to meet him at our Hammer day signing in November in Westminster - we met fans from all over …
Sir Reginald Coupland in his book: 'Zulu Battle Piece.' Written in 1940 there are a number of photographs. Does anyone know if these photos are still around? In the book they are not that clear and it would of immense value to get digital copies.
JY / Isandula, any ideas?
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Born: Robert William Hoskins
October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Bob Hoskins played C.S.M. Williams. Zulu Dawn.
I thought he should have a thread as well, given his great esteem. He just announced his retirement from acting due to Parkinson's disease. A real tragedy. He was fairly unknown when he did Zulu Dawn, but in my opinion, he was the …
Subject: Patrol Jacket Patterns of the Zulu War Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:13 am
Following on from the question regarding Infantry Pattern Patrol Jackets of the Zulu War here are a few contemporary photographs of officers wearing various patterns that were in use in 1879.
I will add to this original post as I upload more images.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Officer of Field Rank, Line Infantry, Pretoria 1880
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Colonel C. K. Pearson, Commander No. 1 Column, First Invasion 1879
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Lieutenant, 60th Rifles, in Rifles Pattern Jacket Note the shoulder cords, and the bossing the rows frogging, five rows rather than the infantry's four rows.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Officers & Battery Sergeant-Major, Royal Artillery. Note the variation of the cuff detail of the officer seated on the right, he is wearing an Austrian knot, rather than the 'Crow's Foot' or trefoil knot of the other officers indicating that he is the Battery's Veterinary-Surgeon.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Officer, Royal Engineers, below Field Rank Note the blue velvet material on his collar & cuffs, which shows up well in this image. There was also a minor variation of the embroidery around the two hip pockets between the Royal Engineers & the Royal Artillery.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Surgeon A.J. Landon, wearing an Infantry Pattern patrol jacket The Army Medical Department had their own pattern patrol jacket by 1879.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Surgeon, Army Medical Department Wearing what appears to be the Infantry Pattern Patrol Jacket converted to the A.M.D Pattern.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Surgeon, Army Medical Department, wearing the A.M.D. Pattern Patrol Jacket. Note the looser collar, enable to the wearer free movement, rather than the constraints of the tighter infantry pattern one.
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Subject: Patrol Jacket Patterns Of The Zulu War. Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:50 am
Hi Kwajimu . Thanks for sharing the images , I'm sure we are all thankful for you doing so . cheers 90th.