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Medals to the Commander in Chief's Body Guard 1 week 6 days ago #65326

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Below are the medal groups to two policemen, one who served in General Buller's Bodyguard during the ABW and the other in General Botha's Bodyguard during WW1.



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Medals to the Commander in Chief's Body Guard 1 week 6 days ago #65331

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Very nice indeed, Brett and very scarce too.

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Medals to the Commander in Chief's Body Guard 1 week 4 days ago #65348

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It is certainly interesting to ponder why and at what point a mere "Bodyguard" actually became a Class C SAMIF unit proper, I assume that John Stirling's date of November is correct, they had for official purpose, at least, actually been raised in Cape town upon the 31st of January 1900 and were subsequently officially disbanded in Pretoria in September the following year.


djb wrote: Initially a small personal bogy guard for Lord Roberts created in January 1900 and comprising picked colonial men, the unit was expanded to over 1,000 men. Click here for the unit information. The unit was disbanded in July 1901.

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