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PostSubject: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:35 am

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Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana last year for a Welsh friend, the flag now I believe adorns the wall in the Bar at the Lodge. Also the Memorial over Coghill and Melvills grave on the Buffalo River.

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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:58 am

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Theres a guy by the name of Martin Cooper that will in all probability deliver a sharp short lecture on the welsh involvement at iSandlwana. ( prepare for the blast mate ) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:20 am

I'm not Welsh so I think I can take it !!!  I have Scottish ancestry on both sides of my family. As I said I did it for a Welsh friend, I realise there weren't that many welsh men in the 24th Regiment unlike what was put forward in the film  "Zulu".  Never mind he was happy !!
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:43 pm

But it's good to see, a Welsh flag, at Isandlwana, representing the Welshman that fought in the Battle.

Perhaps Martin can do the same for the British.
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:19 pm

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Wasn't the Welshman's name Will?

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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:36 pm

Martin must be off line! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:47 am

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No Will was one of the Zulu, the one the Brits were told to fire at.
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:35 am

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The Welsh flag is to remember Sir Bartle Frere who paid for the Melvill/Coghill grave. Sir Bartle was as you know born in Clydach - which was Brecknockshire now Monmouthshire.
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PostSubject: Re: Waving the Welsh Flag at Isandlwana.   Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:24 am

Kenny,

There's no need to remind me of that fact, I was the one who brought it up during the Wales & Zulu talk by Bill & Paul at the N.A.M.

Only to be told Frere was an Englishman born in Wales, something I subsequently refuted by proving Frere's very strong Welsh roots.

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