The Missing Years

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Re: The Missing Years

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Apr 2017 22:29

rclpillinger wrote:Referring again to the picture of the horse lines, whose duty was it to peg out the tethering lines. They look very taught, as they would need to be, but it must have been a real art to get right.

Richard


I do not know for certain but as it was a matter of 'good order and military discipline' I imagine it would have been a joint effort between the Squadron Sergeant Major and his logistics sidekick the Squadron Quarter-Master Sergeant.
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Re: The Missing Years

Postby rclpillinger » 02 May 2017 21:36

Another interesting picture from the album.

This was taken in early 1900 in South Africa and it shows a wounded horse being sewing up whilst it is held still by several men sitting on the poor animal.
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Re: The Missing Years

Postby grumpy » 02 May 2017 22:38

The trumpeter is in broad daylight. And old girls out in their pinnies?

Unless it is high summer, surely not Tattoo?
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Re: The Missing Years

Postby Frogsmile » 03 May 2017 18:37

grumpy wrote:The trumpeter is in broad daylight. And old girls out in their pinnies?

Unless it is high summer, surely not Tattoo?


To be fair, grumpy, the comment was also made that the scene might show an impromptu recall via 'fall in', as an alternative to Tattoo. It could also be high summer, as you suggest. Whilst we can never know the exact circumstances, the scene itself seems to me fairly unmistakable.
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Re: The Missing Years

Postby rclpillinger » 13 May 2017 10:52

Another one from the album.

The Regiment has moved to South Africa now, and I think this is from early 1900.
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