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Who carried lances? 4 months 1 week ago #84507

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Few more articles describing the use of the Lance during the Boer War and its final demise post-war. Below is a period news article talking once again about the treachery of the Boer towards a Lancer -


(Queenslander Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser, Qld., Saturday 6 Jan, 1900)


A German Doctor giving his evidence of the effectiveness of the Lance in warfare -


(Singleton Argus, NSW, Thursday 27 Jun, 1901)



(The Australian Star, Sydney, NSW, Thursday 23 Apr, 1903)

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Who carried lances? 4 months 1 week ago #84536

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The leading Troops within Household Cavalry, Dragoon Guards and Dragoons regiments when deployed for battle, their respective Squadron commanders having ordered their trumpeter to sound the charge.

Rob D wrote: I guess the questions arise, in the ABW, who were classed as "heavy cavalry", and what is meant by a "front rank"?

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Who carried lances? 4 months 1 week ago #84545

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Frank,

it was very nice to see your avatar this morning. Lots of people have been asking about you.
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