Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyard.blog Editor of frontiersmenhistorian.info

The Frontiersman Who Took the Blame

Topic October / November 2020. When King Edward VII was on the throne and the Legion of Frontiersmen was founded there were definite class barriers in Britain. In countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand class was not as strongly … Continue reading

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Propaganda

Topic August / September 2020.  Misinformation – Deception – Persuasion.   It depends entirely your point of view as to what you call it. It was certainly something in which many Frontiersmen were skilled, although we have been inclined to refer … Continue reading

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More Than a Local Hero

Topic June / July 2020.  JACK GALLAGHER B.E.M. (1902-84) is more than a local hero in the village of Selsey, England, where he was responsible for the formation of the local troop of the Legion of Frontiersmen and of what … Continue reading

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The Presidents

Topic April / May 2020. The Legion has in recent years understandably concentrated with pride on their Patron, the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma. It must not be forgotten that she would not accept the position of President, a long-standing position … Continue reading

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The Pioneer Frontiersmen Flyers

On the Canada pages of this website you will find Historian Will Shandro’s account of the Calgary Frontiersmen’s effort to pay for an airship, although this apparently came to nothing. On another page we tell of the highly successful Air … Continue reading

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The Lost Squadron

Topic February / March 2020.  The Lost Squadron and Major E. H. Rhodes-Wood. It is too much to ask you to write to Woodall in India, Brown in Russia, Smith in Malaya, Jones in China and Robinson in Patagonia. Few … Continue reading

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Independence

Topic December 2019 / January 2020. “The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is … Continue reading

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The Frontiersman Traitor

…but who was never brought to justice! Those who have read our most recently published book The Frontiers of Truth will have seen that there have been Frontiersmen who have been accomplished liars, cheats and rogues in their spare time … Continue reading

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A Moment in History

Topic October / November 2019.  Captain Arthur Wynell Lloyd, M.C. was a very brave man. He was one of the few Frontiersmen to be still able to fight at the last engagement at Nyangao, for which the Royal Fusiliers were … Continue reading

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The Frontiersman who won the George Medal

Surprising Snippets 10 William Green, G.M. Wilbur Dartnell is well known to all as the man who won the Victoria Cross as a Frontiersman, but the man who won another of the highest gallantry awards The George Medal, also as … Continue reading

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