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PostSubject: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 7:41 am

From 1878 only gunners mounted on the limber had the 20 round pouch - for the two carbines per gun strapped to that vehicle.

Hi all

A Isandlwana to serve the two sevens pounders, it was necessary, after the regulations, 18 NCO's and soldiers + 1 officer ...

They had only after the regulations,for their defense, 4 carbines and 3 revolvers...

It remains 48 gunners in the camp, without weapons, after the regulations... (there were 2 with the RB)

This is the size of a half-infantry company, what they damn when the infantry retreated ?

Nobody thought to give them weapons and assemble them into a half-infantry company?

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners looking rifles ...   Gunners looking rifles ... EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 pm

From Lieutenant Curling to Officer Commanding No. 8. Helpmakaar, January 26, 1879.
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"In about a quarter of an hour, Major Smith took away one gun to the right, as the enemy were appearing in large numbers in the direction of the Drift, in the stream in front of the camp. The enemy advanced slowly, without halting; when they were 400 yards off, the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment advanced about 30 yards. We remained in the same position. Major Smith, returned at this time with his gun, and came into action beside mine. The enemy advancing still, we began firing case, but almost immediately the infantry were ordered to retire. Before we could get away, the enemy were by the guns; and I saw one gunner stabbed as he was mounting on to an axle-tree box. The limber gunners did not mount, but ran after the guns. We went straight through the camp but found the enemy in possession. The gunners were all stabbed going through the camp with the exception of one or two. One of the two sergeants was also killed at this time."


Can't see having rifles would have done any good anyway. 
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For the artillerymen the rifles would have been especially useful in the camp...
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