Category Archives: Archive Topics

Friends in High Places

Anyone researching the Legion of Frontiersmen at the British National Archives could well be excused for thinking that it is an organisation of little use constantly disliked or even despised by Government departments throughout its 110 year history. Nothing could … Continue reading

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Who was “Texas” Thompson?

Early Frontiersmen, horses and the influence of the “wild west”. It is only since the end of WW2 that Frontiersmen have not been required to be able to ride a horse, although successful mounted Troops still exist. The early Frontiersmen … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen in their own words (Part 2)

In this Topic page we will continue to tell some of the many stories about the 25th Bn Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen) in East Africa, as far as possible in the words of the Frontiersmen who fought there. Lt.Col. Driscoll’s first … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen in their own words (Part 1)

For this new Topic page we will mainly rely on the reminiscences of Frontiersmen who served in East Africa with 25th Bn Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen). There is no need for any additional comment by the official Legion historians, as the … Continue reading

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The Fighting Macks (an extraordinary family of brothers)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” is a very well-known quotation. We can say that there is an acknowledged truth about the British army, which makes plans that seldom work out as intended. Lt.Col. Driscoll always knew what he wanted … Continue reading

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The Flying Frontiersmen

The dodgy solicitor “Count Johnston-Noad” has made regular appearances on http://www.frontiersmenhistorian.info. We know that he re-formed the Maritime Command around 1930 and soon afterwards set up the Legion Air Command. As well as being an international racer of motor-boats, this … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen and the Sea

In 1903 a book was published that made an immediate impact and has never been out of print since then. It has often been called the first thriller. This was Erskine Childers “The Riddle of the Sands”. No biography of … Continue reading

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