Zulu Dawn:Corporal Storey : [to the soldier next to him, referring to the ammunition] Soft 'eaded buggers these. Flatten out against the bone. Smash 'em out. Storey's mate: But bullets run out... and those bloody spears don 't.
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Subject: Re: Left Wing, School of Musketry, Hythe, August 1885 Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:02 pm
I thought that the swb used the Sphinx of the old 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment as the cap badge, the badge worn by the officer in the picture looks more like one worn by the Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), or am I mistaken?
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Subject: Re: Left Wing, School of Musketry, Hythe, August 1885 Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:23 pm
The SWB sphinx badge was introduced in 1897. Before that a Welsh dragon - very much like the Buffs. From the Brecknock Battalion I think.