Category Archives: History

Not All Battles – But Definitely Some Conflicts

Topic August / September 2021.  We show on this website how busy the Frontiersmen have always been both in war and peace. They have carried out many duties and served their communities and their countries. Behind the scenes, not everything … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen Medals

Topic June / July 2021. The Legion historians and archivists regularly receive enquiries about Legion medals. So far we have hesitated, the reason being that, whilst the story is reasonably straightforward until about 1975, the picture afterwards becomes extremely cloudy. Commands, … Continue reading

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Not All Battles and Conflicts

Topic Apr / May 2021.  Frontiersmen Artists.  It is well known that Frontiersmen have always brought special skills of many kinds to the Legion. These were men of action, but it has not often been realised that there were also … Continue reading

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Major George Harris Heaney, VD

5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen Commandant, Cape Town, Legion of Frontiersmen Chief Organising Officer, Queensland Command, Legion of Frontiersmen Article by Major Christopher Moon (late Royal Australian Engineers), Special Consultant to H&A. Major G. H. Heaney was educated at Woolwich, … Continue reading

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1913

Topic Feb / Mar 2021. In our last topic page we looked at the Frontiersmen in 1938, the year before the Second World War was declared. This time we look back at 1913, the year before the First World War. Reading … Continue reading

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1938

Topic Dec 2020 / Jan 2021.  This topic is something we have not featured before. We are looking at one year of the Frontiersmen’s activities; an important year with WW2 just a year ahead. The First War had only ended … Continue reading

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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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