Category Archives: Legion of Frontiersmen

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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A Royal Marine who served with the Frontiersmen

Surprising Snippets 2: one of a series of brief items about the history of the Legion of Frontiersmen. CAPTAIN JAMES FREDRICK ELLISON M.C., D.C.M, R.M.L.I.: a Royal Marine who served with the Frontiersmen. Towards the end of their campaign in … Continue reading

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L.O.F. and Mounted Designations 1914-18

Surprising Snippets 1. ELLIOT’S HORSE [a.k.a. INDEPENDENT FRONTIERSMEN SQUADRON in the BELFAST WEEKLY TELEGRAPH December 1917 cross referenced with THE DAILY COLONIST, Victoria BC, 08 Nov 1936]. Eighty-three men formed by Victoria BC Legion of Frontiersmen [LOF] Command arrive overseas … Continue reading

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The Call of the Wild

Topic August/September 2017.  Throughout its history the Legion of Frontiersmen has attracted countless men, and more than a few women, whose travels had taken them all over the world. Many was the story they could, and sometimes did, tell of … Continue reading

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Defending against CHEMICAL WARFARE

It can truthfully be said that nowhere, outside the Government Schools, are such facilities available as are offered by the Central Gas School of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Topic June/July 2017.  We covered the Legion’s work in anti-gas warfare to … Continue reading

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Money Matters

Over the past 112 years the Legion of Frontiersmen has always been much in need of money. It has been fortunate with the generosity of members and officers, but when a nice fat sum of money seemed to be coming … Continue reading

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