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35174-PTE.JOHN HARTLEY RHODES:CAPE COLONY CYCLISTS' CORPS 3 years 9 months ago #72345

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Don't forget there was the "English Composite Cyclist Corps" which did SA service.....

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The English Composite Cyclist Company which originally comprised of five officers and 103 other ranks, all were volunteers from most of the English infantry volunteer battalions (and a few Welsh), a separate Scottish Cyclist Company existed.
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35174-PTE.JOHN HARTLEY RHODES:CAPE COLONY CYCLISTS' CORPS 3 years 9 months ago #72348

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Many thanks for that info. I was not aware of those small units. It does make perfect sense that there could be a network of scouts and messengers within the regiments.

And you do realise that you have given me another couple of targets for QSAs!! LOL!
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35174-PTE.JOHN HARTLEY RHODES:CAPE COLONY CYCLISTS' CORPS 3 years 9 months ago #72355

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35174-PTE.JOHN HARTLEY RHODES:CAPE COLONY CYCLISTS' CORPS 3 years 8 months ago #72362

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That's a tidy badge Mike. And scarce I would imagine too.
It looks to me as if that one would be the slouch hat badge. The type I have bought with the medal a shoulder title.
I am also on the lookout for a title that is a row of four letter Cs in a partly scrolled style which I am guessing are collar badges. I have seen images of it but never seen one in the hand.
Am I on the right lines for where on the uniform they would have been worn?
And thanks again for the link, it all spreads the knowledge.
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35174-PTE.JOHN HARTLEY RHODES:CAPE COLONY CYCLISTS' CORPS 1 year 2 months ago #89735

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Browsing through some archive auction catalogues, I have found Rhodes' QSA as part of Lot 697 in the Sotheby's sale of the collection of the late Charles Lovell, M.B.E. on 16th November, 1978.
It sold for a hammer price of £95 along with another three QSAs to individuals who served in colonial outfits.
Oh! To have access to a time machine!!

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