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PostSubject: Uniform- Details on Natal Natives and some Volunteer Units    Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:07 am

Thanks Frank , Thanks Steve . Salute Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:35 pm

Ah the truth dawns ! This would explain all the ring pulls that Tony Pollard and IK found in the dig...…..Tinnies galor !
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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:00 pm

At long last the final truth about defences at Isandlwana!!!!
With all those tinnies lying about Chelmsford must have Lagered his camp!!
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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:44 pm

Kate,

I think you mean lager! I despair sometimes...

You Black Rats can only write in yellow crayon...

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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:44 pm

Quite a stout chap Chelmsford though he did have some alements such as never getting a round in for his men thus leading to the ammunition debacle.

Communications were vital to him on campaign and after he'd drawn up a draught message he would use a Porter to deliver it.
Some say he lost his bottle and that he ended up carrying the can for his mistakes.
Personally I don't think he lagered his camp due to a harrowing childhood  caused by being raised by evil Foster parents.

As for yellow crayons JY, when you are the elite of the elite , its all you need.
(At least, unlike the TSG, we can spell it.)
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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:19 am

Hi Kate
I have to differ on Chelmsfords parsimony, he is on record of 'sharing a bottle', I will leave you to find out with whom. Very Happy Very Happy agree

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PostSubject: Uniform - Details on Natal Natives and some Volunteer Units    Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:34 pm

SRB and I were having a conversation about surplus American Civil War Greatcoats finding their way to Sth Africa , another of those Eagle Buttons was found along the Fugitives Trail last week .
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PostSubject: Re: Unform-Details on Natal natives and some volunteer units   Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:24 pm

This is getting ridiculous...... Shocked
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