Category Archives: Latest Topic

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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To Parade in Honour (Topic Oct/Nov 2015)

Little has been written about the Canadian Division’s United Kingdom Command, although it was an influential unit for some years after the end of WW2. It is believed to have been started by a group of Canadian ex-Servicemen, most of … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen and the Boy Scouts (Topic Aug/Sept 2015)

FRONTIERSMEN AND THE BOY SCOUTS – whose ideas? Crediting the right man. It is inevitable that over the years an organisation of adventurers such as the Legion of Frontiersmen should attract many myths and legends. It is the task of … Continue reading

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From the Hangman’s Noose to Royal Bodyguards (Topic June/July 2015)

Many facets of human life across what used to be the British Empire, but is now the Commonwealth, contain links with the Legion of Frontiersmen. Here we investigate the greatest of two extremes of human life, from one Frontiersman who … Continue reading

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On parade in front of 139,000 people (Topic April/May 2015)

We know from contemporary accounts in provincial newspapers that during the 1920s on Remembrance Days at the Cenotaph in London the Legion were delegated to lead the civilian section of the parade. Although uniformed and wearing ranks, the Legion is … Continue reading

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