Tag Archives: Driscoll

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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Telling the Truth?

Topic April/May 2017.  There is no doubt that over the years many a military unit has considered itself badly treated and poorly supplied by their bases and headquarters. Many had cause for complaint about the way they were treated by … 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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A Light Legion Scandal

Legion Lawyers – the ethical and the questionable You may think that an article on Legion Lawyers would be about uninteresting men, but this is far from the case. Over the history of the Legion we have attracted many sharp … 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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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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