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TMI- would this be a Boer War title 8 years 3 weeks ago #21476

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These turned up yesterday. I'm thinking Thornycroft's Mounted Infantry although I have seen a somewhat less chunky brass version . I have seen various titles made in this rather rough cast format, namely NMR and ILH and these were both Boer War. Thornycrofts was only opearating during the Boer War , so I think that this is what it is.
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TMI- would this be a Boer War title 8 years 3 weeks ago #21481

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Yes it is, circa 1900! :)

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Thanks, Frank

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TMI- would this be a Boer War title 8 years 3 weeks ago #21515

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Hello Mike,
Thorneycroft's was, from memory, raised on the 20th of October 1899 and disbanded on the 30th of June 1902, so it would have to be Anglo Boer War, but, that example is earlier rather than later, in common with the early practice in the SAMIF, shoulder titles were not normally worn by the rank and file.
Thorneycroft's men wore them on their small "torin" or Austrian caps.
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TMI- would this be a Boer War title 8 years 3 weeks ago #21528

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Thanks. Frank,
I wonder how many units had those chunky titles, I find that I have NMR. ILH. Steinaeckers Horse ( SH) , Imperial Bearer Corps ( IBC)
I'm sure that there must be others out there.
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Mike

I have Natal Carbineers (NC), Border Mounted Rifles (BMR), and Utrecht-Vryheid Mounted Police (UMP) to add to the list.

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