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Household Cavalry Museum, London 10 months 2 weeks ago #89965

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I visited this museum yesterday with high expectations but these were soon tempered when the curator said it was a very small museum. It did contain a range of artefacts from the 18th Century to the modern day which meant the section on the Boer War was necessarily very small.

There was a single QSA on display, awarded to the only horse from the unit to survive the War: www.angloboerwar.com/forum/13-miscellany...r-south-africa#89964

There was a cavalry telescope used by Lt Hon R Ward of The Blues. It is sighted to 10,000 yards. There was also a iron rations tin that contained cocoa and pemmican (dried meat). It was intended to sustain life for 24 hours. Lastly a spirit cooker and Billy can which was used by the Life Guards during the Boer War.

Dr David Biggins
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