Hi dave .
I dont know of their relationship before the zulu war , but positive they didnt meet for the change over , as soon as Ulundi
was over the good Lord C"ford resigned his commission and basically made arrangements to leave Africa as soon as
possible in the year of 1879
.Wolseley did send C"ford a telegram before Ulundi which basically said , Dont proceed
without me !. But Wolseley was held up for 2 or 3 days due to the heavy surf conditions at I think Port Durnford . So C'"ford
had extra time to get on with dealing with the zulu menace " Once and for all ". Hope this helps .