WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu: (Michael Caine) Sixty. We dropped at least 60, wouldn't you say? (Gert van den Bergh) That leaves only 3,940.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Rorkes drift Hotel
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Aug 13, 2020 7:00 pm by robert taylor

» Militaria Sale
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 pm by milner

» Malicious website
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Aug 12, 2020 6:09 pm by SRB1965

» England's Sons 9th edition
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySat Aug 08, 2020 9:29 am by timothylrose

» Durnford's medical officer
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 am by SRB1965

» Charles Sparks - any information available?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Aug 06, 2020 9:23 am by Julian Whybra

» back to the future
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Aug 05, 2020 1:35 pm by aussie inkosi

» NNC Officer List
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyMon Aug 03, 2020 1:56 pm by Ells

» Thomas Newmarch 1951 Cape Times Article
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySat Aug 01, 2020 9:56 pm by WeekendWarrior

» New video for my you tube channel
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 30, 2020 9:33 pm by aussie inkosi

» Rorke's Drfit as you've never seen it before!
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 30, 2020 9:46 am by Frank Allewell

» Appointed/Promoted?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 30, 2020 7:34 am by sfa

» Pete Smith Cottage.
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 28, 2020 6:48 pm by beeza

» Sgt Isaac Holt 2nd Northamptonshire Regt: Fort Napier 1880-84
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 28, 2020 2:17 pm by briannorris@sos.co.za

» Medals known to exist ?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 28, 2020 12:12 am by muttley

» Isandula as a name - Twickenham connection possible?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySat Jul 25, 2020 12:02 pm by rogerwyer

» Inevitable?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyFri Jul 24, 2020 3:50 pm by Paul Lamberth

» Victorian Zulu 1879 South Africa medal 1st Boer war Pte Gillard 58th from Bristol
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyFri Jul 24, 2020 2:43 am by 90th

» ZULU WAR MEDAL
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 23, 2020 3:52 pm by 90th

» Next month's DNW medal auction
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 23, 2020 1:47 am by 90th

» 12046 Driver Charles Robson Royal Engineers. Rorkes Drift Defender 22nd/23rd Jan 1879
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Jul 22, 2020 11:13 am by ADMIN

» Captain George Vaughan Wardell
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Jul 22, 2020 11:10 am by ADMIN

» My Medal Roll books have taken a bunk, so.................
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 21, 2020 4:08 am by 90th

» Pulliene wounded on the firing line?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyMon Jul 20, 2020 7:53 pm by SRB1965

» Ammo and Weapon queries at Isandlwana
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyMon Jul 20, 2020 8:46 am by Frank Allewell

» Looking for the medal to 1423 Pte. W. Gregg/Greig
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 4:08 pm by sam steele

» Zulu Weapons
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 12:32 am by 90th

» N Batt 5th Bde RA
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyFri Jul 17, 2020 6:32 pm by Rory Reynolds

» New member
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyThu Jul 16, 2020 9:08 pm by AlanB

» Saluting Left handed?
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Jul 15, 2020 10:19 pm by Herbie

» CUNNINGHAM
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Jul 15, 2020 6:44 pm by John Young

» Information on Zungen Nek ??????
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptySun Jul 12, 2020 9:46 pm by IqhaweWeb

» Staff College, Camberley. Class of 1880-1
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 6:46 pm by Beckwith

» Lt C. Williams KIA Hlobane
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 5:09 am by 90th

» Diamond Fields Horse in Zululand
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 4:58 am by 90th

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Zulu Wars - The Road To Isandhlwana - Episode 1 - Full Documentary
Top posters
90th
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
littlehand
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
ADMIN
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
1879graves
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
rusteze
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
John
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
SRB1965
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
90th
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
timothylrose
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Lucy Roche
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Bill8183
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
milner
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
robert taylor
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_left17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Adding to the Library
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.

 

 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mr Greaves

Mr Greaves

Posts : 748
Join date : 2009-10-18

17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  Empty
PostSubject: 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879    17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879  EmptyMon Feb 28, 2011 4:09 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

"Originally formed in 1759 as the 17th Light Dragoons, the regiment served all over the world until they ended up in India in 1809. After much distinguished service in that sub-continent, they returned home in 1823 and were converted to a Lancer regiment.
During the Crimea War they formed part of the Light Brigade and took part in the famous charge for which three of their NCO's received the Victoria Cross.
They later took part in the Indian Mutiny and in 1876 they were given the added title of "Duke of Cambridge's Own" when HRH the Duke became Colonel in Chief of the regiment
Following the disaster suffered by Lord Chelmsford's troops at Isandlwana in the Zulu War of 1879, two cavalry regiments were sent out from England - 1st Kings Dragoon Guards (see elsewhere in Uniform Museum), and 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers. On arrival in South Africa, they made their way quite slowly to the Zulu kingdom, in order to acclimatise their horses, and did not arrive at the front until May of that year.
The 17th distinguished themselves at Ulundi by charging the retreating Zulu troops and bringing about a complete rout of the enemy.
The uniform worn in the field was the full dress plastron fronted tunic, although the plastron was turned back (not as shown on our model) to hide the white panel. Note the regimental Deaths Head badge over the sergeant's rank insignia The yellow and red striped girdle, normally worn by all Lancers, was also not worn on campaign, and the white leather waistbelt was exposed. The czapka and bodylines were substituted for a white Foreign Service helmet.
A 9ft male bamboo lance of the 1868 pattern with a red and white pennant was standard issue, but Lancers also carried the Martini-Henry ca rbine and would therefore have carried ammo pouches on the waistbelt.
The 17th were a "crack" Lancer regiment and recruiting standards were extremely high. Eventually, they were amalgamated with the 21st Lancers (see elsewhere in Uniform Museum) to form the 17/21st Lancers, which still exists as a regiment today."

Source: globalnet
Back to top Go down
 
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers 1879
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: BRITISH / COLONIAL UNIFORMS. WEAPONS.-
Jump to: