Category Archives: Latest Topic

What Caused the Rift?

Topic December 2016 / January 2017. Seeking the causes of the breakaway of the Canadian Division:  a more complicated story than at first seems likely. As has been stated before, the mistakes of the past can be made beneficial, if … Continue reading

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The Frontiersmen’s Lorry

Topic October/November 2016. A tale of the First War in East Africa and the frustrations of bureaucracy. By the time the 25th battalion Royal Fusiliers (Legion of Frontiersmen) arrived in East Africa in 1915, the actions of the Indian Army … Continue reading

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Supporting the Authorities

Topic August/September 2016.  Supporting the Legal Authorities (even when their cause may be doubtful).  Although in most countries the Frontiersmen have not received official recognition, their services have regularly been sought. Sometimes the tasks they have been given may have … Continue reading

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Tasting Adventure and Revolution

Topic June/July 2016. For the first thirty and more years of the history of the Legion of Frontiersmen, its leaders tried hard to dissuade members from taking part in revolutions around the world. They could not prevent the many adventurers … Continue reading

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Definitely not a “Dads’ Army”

Topic April/May 2016. In the previous Topic page we looked at the Frontiersmen leading up to WW1. We must now look more closely at what they did up to and including the early years of WW2. They may not have … Continue reading

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Ahead of their Time? (Topic Feb/Mar 16)

It is probable that every reader of these articles knows the name of the “slightly mad” Colonel David Stirling of S.A.S. fame. Apparently Stirling knew nothing of the Legion of Frontiersmen until the final weeks of his life when he … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the Ladies (Topic Dec 15 / Jan 16)

Recently we have been asked about the involvement of ladies in the Legion of Frontiersmen, especially in the early years. Nowadays they are accepted on equal terms. In those early years many Frontiersmen had seen how much hard work women … Continue reading

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