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Old 09-06-17, 07:44 PM
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I have the diary of P C Evans-Freke.... and how they transported their own horses by sea. They did manage to procure the odd one whilst in SA..... F W Martin found a small grey mare out there and loved her so much he brought her back. Her grave is not far away from me.
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Horse deaths were so great in SA that the use of specific colour of horses was not possible. The volume of horses sent to the Boer War was massive so they rode what they could get.
You are more than likely quite right of course, remiss of me to overlook that point, I should have mentioned it in my post, but I was talking generally.

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Not mine and I only have this cropped version of the full PC.
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What a great image Jerry.... i wish that we had a hi def of that.... just to see if the motto would come out a little more.
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Irrefutable evidence that the 17th Lancers the pill box & the forage cap:
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1st King's Dragoon Guards in Field Order, postmarked 1907:
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7th Dragoon Guards:
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Nice picture of the 7 DG. They wore the white metal lion with a long slider on the Brodrick. The earlier versions had 3 lugs.
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I would be very surprised indeed, if that fellow was a member of a cavalry regiment.

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Another Brodrick in wear.

I suspect more Cavalry Regiments than we might think wore the Brodrick Cap as much as it was disliked. Its just a case of finding the photo's.

Good idea this thread Alan, maybe it will shed more light on this subject.

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Old 16-01-19, 04:52 PM
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I would certainly be very interested to see an example, if anyone has one they can show.


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Old 16-01-19, 05:44 PM
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I have the lugged version. I sold my long slider version some years ago.
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I would certainly be very interested to see an example, if anyone has one they can show.
Here you go. Three looped versions were also worn as badges.
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Old 16-01-19, 07:25 PM
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Very nice indeed, I particularly like the example on the left, it is a badge that I have not got and certainly one that I do not think that I have ever seen to actually buy either

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Old 16-01-19, 07:31 PM
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Okay, many thanks Alan, so reading your link, the example you sold, was it converted to a slider or originally made with one?


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Old 16-01-19, 07:38 PM
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I had, or may still have somewhere an example with braize applied in preparation for loops but with a slider, or alternatively the loops removed. Datable pretty close to 1906 I'd have thought as the pattern changed soon after.
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