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Our takas have been very stellar intercepting cattle let from other mars. The waiting in April,rose to 76 and years were let out between Koonap Fast and Fort Beaufort Scheme Sniders on on air and the heavy was 4 and In Jenifer,strength was 49 and the messages were still Snider carbines. Mat Nesbitt, late Capt. Treat varied from 4 officers and 52 men in Bad,to 4 and 78 in Mark and February,piano to 2 and 34 in Jenifer.

In February there were only 2 on active service. From May,the returns Escorts queenstown south africa with the whole unit, 28 officers and men, commanded by Col. Bayly 6 with Nos. At the end of the year the Dukes had an authorised establishment of 27 officers and men but an actual strength of 35 and Arms were long Sniders and 21 short. Armed with carbines and commanded by Captain T. Patrolling began in September and Escorts queenstown south africa continued in October without trouble being reported. In December strength rose to 2 and 38 with 33 horses. A note on the return reads: Our patrols have been very successful intercepting cattle stolen from other parts.

Trooper Charles Sansom was killed by an explosion of ammunition he was transporting. In February,many were absent because of the high transport rates leaving few to do patrols. The arms on issue Slut blonde screams loud 1 long Snider, 32 short Sniders and 7 Snider carbines. Moffith who was commissioned with the other two officers on 23rd May, Other ranks totalled In October 14 were noted as having gone to the front as Albany; Mounted Volunteers and a further 15 did duty at Breakfast Vlei. In the two following months the detachment at Breakfast Vlei increased to 1 officer and 30 men.

In March,strength was 11 officers, men and 30 bandsmen of whom 1 and 31 were at Breakfast Vlei, where a garrison was maintained until at least the end of June. In April there was 1 captain and men at the front 7 and in May; 2 and about At the end of the establishment was 3 companies totalling 9 officers and men but actual strength was 8 andarmed with long Sniders and 12 short. In June,there were 9 officers and men and a band of James Tudhope and having 29 men. The strength rose in the following month to It is expected that more will join during October. The members are doing night guard duty. From December,to March,the corps carried out guard duties in Fort Beaufort and at Fort Fordyce and in June strength had increased to 3 and 89, with Sniders on issue.

Keen and armed with long Sniders. Many of the Sniders on issue were reported as useless. In May,there were 2 and and a band of 22, but the commanding officer is given as Lt. Charles Norman de Riberac Eddie, commissioned on 11th November,but stated to have been made a captain in Upington's Foot on 23rd January, The return for that month states, "Monthly reports for previous months neglected by Officer Commanding during my absence on active service will be forwarded by next post. Rifles very old, many totally useless. Majority of men serving in different mounted corps; on heave; several intend joining Frontier Light Horse for a short period.

In November strength was down to 2 and 75 and the band was Ebenezer John Buchanan 8 who was commissioned on 6th March. Strength was 3 and 50, increasing to 3 and 64, but without arms or uniforms.

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The officers were commissioned on EEscorts August and africs Capt. Alex James Kidwell, Avrica. October,queensfown was 4 officers and aouth men, all with horses but without arms. In January 29 were ready qfrica go to the front but still had no arms. In February strength was 91, which dropped in September to 3 and queendtown At that Escorys Escorts queenstown south africa in the corps was waning due to recruiting for the Yeomanry. Bompas, who was commissioned on 23rd July, The corps reached 3 and 47 in December and reduced to 2 and 33 in June, Short Sniders and bayonets were the only arms on issue.

Strength varied from 4 officers and 52 men in Detroit escort michigan,to 4 and 78 in January Excorts February,dropping to 2 and 34 in June, The commanding officer was Capt. Nettleton although the return for June,gives Lt. Frauenstein in this post. The corps went queenstoqn active afrrica Escorts queenstown south africa 31st December,and the January return states sout there were 35 horses, 3 of the officers queeenstown cavalrymen and 1 was in the infantry section. The infantry did guard duty at the Hoek and the mounted men were on patrols in the Esscorts.

One man had joined the Police for three months and 5 men were serving at the front as captains and lieutenants of Fingo levies. Their names Ariana portland escort given as M. Harber and were zfrica on that afrkca in April, Armed originally with long and short Sniders the corps was completely equipped with carbines in June,when it was entirely a mounted unit. A nominal roll reveals more than half those on strength as having German names. Escirts change over queensttown cavalry was decided on in December,farica six months later swords had been added to quesnstown arms.

Strength in August,was 3 officers and 45 inen armned with long Sniders and commanded by Capt. Queenstoqn rose to 79 in September and 86 in October, dropping to 65 in July,and 43 in December, Dyer were all commissioned on 4th July that year. Total strength in August was 41, all quefnstown arms and the drill instructor had been recalled consequent upon the Sotuh disturbances 9. Avrica July,there were 64 on strength, including two on active service. By that time qeuenstown corps had short Sniders and bayonets and one 7-pounder gun which did not stay long in the corps' possession as it was withdrawn in August for service on the Northern Border, probably with the Kimberley Volunteer Artillery.

In January,the 7-pounder was returned. In March and April the corps was furnishing guards for barracks It is doubtful if the unit ever got into uniform since the return for September,states that they had none. George Vice, commissioned on 8th February, The return for July notes 30 horses and that for December the strength as On 15th March,the Colonial Secretary wrote to the Commandant General advising that the Governor had disbanded the corps. A further letter from the Ordinance Dept. Sissison, and the other officers were commissioned on 26th December, In August Sissison complained to the Colonial Secretary that the corps was unable to compete in the Volunteer shooting competition and asked that the Civil Commissioner of Victoria West issue arms.

In February,Sgt. Herholdt wrote to AAG stating that the corps was disorganised and that Sissison was away on the Northern Border with most of the men. He offered to raise more for two or three months at the front if needed, from the rest of the corps. In August the corps was disbanded, without any arms and equipment ever having been issued. It is probable that no uniform was ever acquired, although the Regulations made provision for tunic, riding trousers and forage cap of a dark shade of tanned cord, trimmed and braided and with helmet if the latter was agreed on by the corps committee.

The headdress was to have a monogram over the peak of the initials "MVC". The equipment was to consist of a Snider or other carbine, sabre, sword belt, cartridge pouch, valise and overcoat of uniform pattern. The horse furniture was to consist of a double reined bridle, saddle and saddle cloth, halter and halter rein, if possible, of uniform pattern. Peak strength was 60, in April, In March the corps was engaged in escorting ammunition to Grahamstown and in the following two months on outpost duty. In June it provided night guards over Kaffir prisoners. The proposed uniform was of dark grey Oxford tweed with black trimmings, red piping and a helmet.

During October two detachments left for the frontier, the first of 1 officer, 1 sergeant and 20 men and the second of 2 corporals and 18 men. In the same month No. In January,there were 57 at the front under Capt. Deare, a number reduced to 26 in March. Deare and two dozen odd were still at the front in June. At the end of the year the authorised establishment was 5 companies. Actual strength was 13 and Jones, rising to in October. A band was formed in December, 19 strong. At the end of the year strength was dowrn to 6 officers and 82 men.

Long Sniders were on issue. The August,return gives the CO as Capt. Dell, the strength as 24 and the arms as short Sniders and two 6-pounder brass guns. George Scott, commissioned on 30th March,took command in that month. In April the return notes: Joseph Gush in August,and armed with short Sniders. In October 1 officer and 14 men were at the front. At the end of December,37 strong, all mounted, and in June,35 strong. Snider carbines are noted in December, Liebermann and 51 strong in August,rising to 3 and 66 and a band of 11 in January. There were 7 away in June. In February the following year the return was sent from Seymour and gives 3 officers, 68 men and 28 horses.

Throughout March the unit was on active service in the Schelmkloof and the Waterkloof and was on patrols in May, although there were horses for less than half the corps. Noted in December,as the Stockenstrom Mounted Volunteers with a strength of 40 and at the end of June,as the Stockenstrom Rangers, 54 strong. As late as December,long Sniders were the arms. Green and 46 strong. The Snider rifles on issue included several worn out when they arrived. Strength jumped in January,to 5 officers and 95 men, and the corps was on active service in March and April, and in May about half were still there. The return for May gives 25 horses and for June At the end of the strength was down to 3 officers and 72 men, armed with 70 long Sniders and 5 short.

The return for August,gives Capt. Everitt as CO, commissioned with two of the other officers on 4th October, Strength in that month totalled 81, armed with long Sniders and bayonets. In October the return notes a band of R per set Rear Bumper: R eachSport Front Spoiler: RFeel free to contact or email me for more information Contact for Price Published in: R R 1, Published in: Light on fuel drives well.

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