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Martin [Admin]

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« on: November 23, 2014, 05:41:07 PM »



Went to local museum yesterday...

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Re: Local museum
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 05:45:37 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 05:48:24 PM »


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Re: Local museum
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 06:26:44 PM »

 :-)) Great display Martin, last time I went to a museum spent 2 hours trying to explain that I was not one of their fossils! {-) {-) {-) 
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Re: Local museum
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 09:45:20 PM »

Nice one Martin,

That looks a good place to visit, do you know who was awarded the VC?

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Re: Local museum
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 10:41:53 PM »

Very nice Martin. I was intrigued by the spelling of Welsh as Welch in the third photo. Is that an older form of the word? When you say local museum, is that Peterborough?


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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014, 12:03:25 AM »

Seeing Australia follows English military traditions, customs etc, my guess is, that because the word Welch is spelt that way, and seeing it is a ''Royal" Regiment, it would need royal consent/assent to change the spelling.

However, you would not change the spelling, as it would alter the history and traditions, the 23rd Regiment on the order of battle, not to mention the Regiments accoutrement's, battle honours, standards, etc.

Very nice display and good to see, should be more off it, well done Fusiliers. O0 O0 :-)) :-))
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2014, 12:45:41 AM »

were they not  a part of the regiment of  Welsh Engineers who fought the famous battle of Rorkes Drift in 1879. Most of the 11 VC's won in that battle are now owned by the same private collector.

what a magnificent aray of medals though............simply jaw dropping.

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 05:27:45 AM »

It would appear that over time the Regiment spelling has changed on several occasions to and from Welsh, see

http://www.royalwelsh.org.uk/regiment/history-regiment-timeline.htm
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 07:19:10 AM »

A brilliant military tree as you have shown here.........thankyou RAAArtyGunner  :-))....... Derek


 
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Re: Local museum
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 09:17:48 AM »

were they not  a part of the regiment of  Welsh Engineers who fought the famous battle of Rorkes Drift in 1879. Most of the 11 VC's won in that battle are now owned by the same private collector.

what a magnificent aray of medals though............simply jaw dropping.

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Not exactly!  the Regiment most involved at Rorke's Drift was the 2nd Battalion (Warwickshire)/24th Foot who were later amalgamated an became the South Wales Borderers and then The Welsh regiment and finally the Royal Regiment of Wales.  Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard, who was the senior officer, was Royal Engineers.  Also awarded the VC were Comissary Officer Dalton and the Surgeon Reynolds.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 09:20:47 AM »

Not exactly!  the Regiment most involved at Rorke's Drift was the 2nd Battalion (Warwickshire)/24th Foot who were later amalgamated an became the South Wales Borderers and then The Welsh regiment and finally the Royal Regiment of Wales.  Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard, who was the senior officer, was Royal Engineers.  Also awarded the VC were Comissary Officer Dalton and the Surgeon Reynolds.

cheers for the explanation..........as usual I was wrong...........but what a fantastic collection to see. neil.
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Re: Local museum
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2014, 09:37:28 AM »

The Regimental history link above, reply 8, shows the linking of the  24th of foot and Zulu wars as TailUK explained.

Have the movie Zulu on DVD which makes for good watching, accurate rendition of events ????
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 05:14:30 PM »

Overall the events are true but as usual the devil is in the detail. Descendants of some of the enlisted men have said their portrayal is inaccurate particularly the man played by James Booth. Also, it is claimed that the afrikaans policeman actually directed the defense not John Chard. Finally, the Zulus gave up the fight because the British relief column was closing in and they didn't want to be caught from behind.


I've read all this in various articles and have no way, without my own research, of confirming or denying any of it. I think the film is a marvelous piece of cinema. I only need to see it 10 more times and I get my own bravery award.  :}
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