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Old 23-09-18, 10:57 AM
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Dundee and District Commando did have a skull and cross bones as a flash. I don't find any reference to why they picked that as their flash. In 1998 they applied to use a badge that was the same as the Buffalo Border Guard cap badge, but having the letters DG for Dundee Glencoe. Regards Andrew
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Hi, I have just received the silvered Natal Frontier Guard badge and wanted to share it. I have had the blackened badge for sometime now. They were based in Ladysmith from 1860-1870's. This is one of the very early Natal units. Have a great day. Andrew
I am now feeling totally gutted, saw one of these about 2 years ago at an obscure second hand shop in the Midlands of KZN with a load of other common badges, had absolutely no idea what it was and left it alone.... oh well we live and learn.

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Old 24-09-18, 06:36 PM
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Hi Brian, good to know that there are still good badges out there to find. Have a great evening. Andrew
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Well done Andrew, great find

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"SLAY AND SPARE NOT". That motto would hardly bode well for enemy prisoners.
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Old 27-09-18, 04:51 AM
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Thanks Iain, really am very happy with these. Regards Andrew
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"SLAY AND SPARE NOT". That motto would hardly bode well for enemy prisoners.
ferocious bunch from the "bush" in Natal.
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I just found this on Ladysmith's history website.
1859 July: Thomas Munro Carbutt was a steward at the Ladysmith races, the same year elected lieutenant of the Natal frontier Guard, disbanded in 1876.

So the Natal Frontier Guard was disbanded in 1876.

I also found reference in "George Eliot and the British Empire" By Nancy Henry of them preparing to do battle with the Basutos in July 1865.

Not much out there on them, but keep searching. Have a great day. Regards Andrew
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