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Lieutenant John Chard:What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead Seven officers including surgeon commissaries and so on Adendorff now I suppose wounded and sick 36 fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies Not much of an army for you.
 
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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Including the bible, 65-70. So decisions, new car for Mrs A or a medal? Hell shes fit, she can walk.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:27 pm

Just watched the Auction on line, the medal went for 110,000 GBP !!!  Wow a little too rich for my blood !!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Driver Charles Robson    Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:33 pm

I'll be sure to put it in a safe place ! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked . I was certain it would go for double the estimate at least , but 110 K before Hammer Tax , and the other add on's PHEW !
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:24 pm

All the AZW medals went high I thought. Even those without the clasp or earlier clasps were higher than estimate by a fair way. I thought the estimates generally across the board were way off. I bid on one AZW medal, Bickerstaff's, over estimate and only missed out by around 300 quid !!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Driver Charles Robson    Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:40 am

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The estimates are always at least half what the SAGS medal generally sell for , the Campaign Group Wednesday to Rooke HMS Euphrates wasn't overly expensive it went for 700 GBP's , the Unclasped SAG , Egypt Medal & Khedives Star . I don't have a KDG's SAGS so I was also looking at Bickerstaff myself , the edge bruise turned me off , and it went for 800 before Hammer Tax and the other charges .
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:22 am

You are obviously a wealthier man than me !! I just put my limit on and hoped for the best. I have a couple of medals so they will have to do me for the moment. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:14 pm

GBP 132 000.00 was the end price.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:39 pm

What sort of car did you have in mind for Mrs A?

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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Assuredly, a very generous husband and father ...
Frank, Do not you want to adopt me as your child?
If you agree, every evening to help you to fall asleep, I accept to read to you the letters written by Major Clery...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:31 pm

Nowhere near 132K Steve, settled on a Renault.
Frederic, ah yes the stuff of nightmares.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 pm

Could have adopted Frederic and got a discount!
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PostSubject: Re: Driver Charles Robson RE   Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:08 pm

High Maintainance.................
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