In 1999 the Company made the decision to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the last of Queen Victoria’s colonial wars against the Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State. Breaking new ground once again both a composite British infantry unit based on the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment and an opposing Boer Commando were researched.
This meant yet again a complete re
equipment into khaki drill, Slade Wallace and Long Lee Enfield rifles and for
the Boers a chance to source items for their highly individual style! This
unique project attracted a number of other groups joining us – wholehearted support
from Alan Larsen’s the Troop who provided both British mounted infantry and a
rag tag B mounted Boer Commando and members of the Great War Society and other
re-enactment groups who donned either the khaki drill of the regulars or faced
us over the sights of a Mauser as Boers.
Some Boer war photographs (click on image to enlarge)
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