Category Archives: Frontiersmen

German Spies are Everywhere

Topic February/March 2018.  The early Legion of Frontiersmen attracted a number of men whose characters varied from the slightly to the very eccentric. One of the most eccentric of all was the novelist, journalist and writer William Le Queux. Le … Continue reading

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The Inspirational F.C.Selous.

Surprising Snippets 6: Let us face it, biographies can be boring. Especially when the biographer relies on his academic reputation and merely distils the work of previous biographers. The subject needs to be fully understood and the writer needs to … Continue reading

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Not All Uniforms and Parades

Surprising Snippets 5: Snippets found in Frontiersmen magazines.  Charles Stoneham had served as a sergeant in the 25th Bn. Royal Fusiliers (Frontiersmen) in East Africa and was the author of a number of books on life in Kenya. This is … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Occasion

Topic December 2017 / January 2018.  To perform a major event in one of London’s Royal parks would be an achievement for any organisation; for an organisation that was less than two years old to find the numbers to produce … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Idea

Surprising Snippets 4.  In several topic pages we have pointed out how often between the wars the Frontiersmen were called upon as either Guards of Honour or escorts to members of the British Royal family: Supporting the Authorities Friends in … Continue reading

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An Unusual Method of Self-Defence

Surprising Snippets 3.  In its early days the London Command of the Legion of Frontiersmen had a number of acclaimed and highly-skilled swordsmen among its ranks. One of these was Capt. Graham Hope who wrote an article in 1907 for … Continue reading

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The Naval Frontiersmen Who Fought on Land

Topic October / November 2017.  It has always been something of a puzzle as to what happened to the men of the famous Manchester Troop of the Legion who served with the 3rd Belgian Lancers after the “British Colonial Horse” … Continue reading

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