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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 1 week 15 hours ago #63754

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My note book says "22245" and a dig in the cabinet shows "22243" - Oh well, IL sometimes misses on the range, too. I always liked the Tutin group. Came from a US dealer a decade or more ago and I had never seen the combination of "Natal" and "Modder River" before. And the story of the 62RFA at Modder River - plus the illustration shown by Higgs115 - gives substance (if it were ever needed) to Kipling's "UBIQUE".
"Extreme, depressed, point blank or short, end first or any 'ow
From Colesburg Kop to Quagga's Poort - from ninety nine to now -
By what I've heard the others tell an' I in spots have seen
There's nothin' this side 'Eaven or 'Ell Ubique doesn't mean!"
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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 6 days 16 hours ago #63764

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Hello Ian,
I think it is a lovely group, the QSA in particular, I was just curious when I noted his number, Rudyard Kipling really was the poet of Empire, and that is certainly a favourite verse, although, I am not an artillery collector when it comes to medals, I certainly do admire them in respect of the pre 1914 golden age, before the world went mad.
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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 6 days 15 hours ago #63766

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A picture of 62 Bty in 1899 "the gun competition winning team)
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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 6 days 12 hours ago #63767

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Splendid pic! A pretty impressive group of chaps. Do you have any info about the names of the winning team in that instance? And what the actual competition entailed?
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