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Boer War Uniform - unable to identify 2 weeks 5 days ago #72861

  • Rob D
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The original photo shows the soldier wearing a slouch hat with the common ostrich feather plumes of a Mounted Infantry unit.
By which I mean, a unit which manoevres on horseback but dismounts to fight [unlike cavalry who are meant to stay mounted].
Any unit called ...Mounted Infantry or ... Light Horse or ...Scouts would do... BUT with the exception of the South African Light Horse, who wore the plumes of the sakabula [long-tailed widowbird (Euplectes progne)] in their hat.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.

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Boer War Uniform - unable to identify 2 weeks 4 days ago #72878

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If they are, then the photograph must be post war.



djb wrote: RSW,

That's an interesting picture.

It could possibly be a QSA and KSA under the bandolier but there is too little to confirm this.

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