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PostSubject: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Of all the Zulu regiments, which was the most senior in rank.
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PostSubject: The Most Senior Zulu Regiment    Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 pm

Hi Ray63.
Not sure the zulu army had a most senior regiment by rank , but it's widely accepted that the iNgobamakhosi was Cetswayo's favourite , as he either formed it or was a member .
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PostSubject: Re: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:35 pm

inGobamakhosi. I think the meaning of this regiment say's it all "“Bender of Kings"
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PostSubject: Re: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Many of the regiments were based on age (uVe for example being youth) and whether or not a man was married. The regiments with the older, married men would obviously have had a higher status. Marriage was an important institution in Zulu culture in becoming a man.
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PostSubject: Re: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:55 pm

Pascal, this give a very good over-view of the Zulu Regiments and their participation in the various Battle of 1879. Salute

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PostSubject: Re: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:20 am

Thanks for this LH. Very good detailed over-view of the various regiments. Was there a Royal Guard deadicated to the protection of the King.
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PostSubject: Re: The most senior Zulu Regiment   Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:21 am

Thanks for this LH. Very good detailed over-view of the various regiments. Was there a Royal Guard deadicated purly for the protection of the King.
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