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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 2 months 2 days 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 2 months 1 day 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 2 months 1 day ago #63766

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A picture of 62 Bty in 1899 "the gun competition winning team)
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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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62 nd Battery Royal Field Artillery 1 month 3 weeks ago #63960

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The gun competition was at Oakhampton camp and was judged on time into action and accuracy over several ranges.

I have also attached the original painting of 62 bty coming into action at Modder river. This painting was dedicated to my grandfather, he is the centre driver getting off his horse as he always told the story of him having to get off his horse as the front driver had been wounded and was trapped under his horse.
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