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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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The Fighting Macks (an extraordinary family of brothers)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged…” is a very well-known quotation. We can say that there is an acknowledged truth about the British army, which makes plans that seldom work out as intended. Lt.Col. Driscoll always knew what he wanted … Continue reading

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The Flying Frontiersmen

The dodgy solicitor “Count Johnston-Noad” has made regular appearances on http://www.frontiersmenhistorian.info. We know that he re-formed the Maritime Command around 1930 and soon afterwards set up the Legion Air Command. As well as being an international racer of motor-boats, this … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen and the Sea

In 1903 a book was published that made an immediate impact and has never been out of print since then. It has often been called the first thriller. This was Erskine Childers “The Riddle of the Sands”. No biography of … Continue reading

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A Murder Mystery – Death of a Frontiersman

It would be safe to say that quite a sizeable percentage of those who read this page would agree that there is some unsolved mystery in their own family; perhaps about a grandfather, a great uncle or even further back … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen have always been found in the most unlikely places

Over the years the Legion of Frontiersmen has never been short of Chaplains. Particularly in London, churches have been keen to offer their places of worship as the official Frontiersmen church. One could suggest that the priest or minister has … Continue reading

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These men had no need of Legion rank

…and the story of a Frontiersman whose accidental death was a great loss to Britain. This Topic page is based around the Troop, and later the Squadron, based at Farnham in England. Most Frontiersmen units had several men whose Legion … Continue reading

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The Frontiersman who wrote to the King

“I’ve lost a good friend,” said a Frontiersman to one of the Padres officiating at the funeral of Henry Cecil Edwards-Carter on January 31st 1934. His coffin draped with the Union Flag was borne on the shoulders of eight Frontiersmen … Continue reading

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