Category Archives: History

Real Austerity

Topic August / September 2019. It was not until 1922 that the Legion of Frontiersmen recovered in any way from the losses of the First War. The Legion had grown so rapidly in its first ten years and with such … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

Topic June / July 2019. As the threat of another world war grew ever more likely in the 1930s, Frontiersmen had hopes that they would be granted a named unit as they had in the First War. As retired senior officers, … Continue reading

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The Badges of the Legion of Frontiersmen, 1904-2001

Nowhere is there to be found a list of the metal badges of the Legion of Frontiersmen, so this should explain them and how they came to be used, more or less in chronological order. 1) The infant Legion had … Continue reading

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Yorkshire, the Heart of England and the Heart of the Frontiersmen

Topic April / May 2019.  The first unit of the Legion of Frontiersmen in the county of Yorkshire, England was formed, as can be seen from the copy of the original invitation card shown here, in October 1906. For well … Continue reading

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Frontiersmen Independent Thinkers

Topic February / March 2019. A brief look at some Frontiersmen characters who some might describe as eccentric. The late, great, Patrick Moore (who was also a Frontiersman) was always fascinated by what might be called eccentrics by some, but who … Continue reading

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United Farmers of Alberta Mounted Infantry Command

UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA MOUNTED INFANTRY COMMAND* LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN, BREMNER DISTRICT Barry William Shandro M.Ed – 12 January 2019 History & Archives Section, Countess Mountbatten’s Own Legion of Frontiersmen *The United Farmers of Alberta executive member Mr. Rice Sheppard … Continue reading

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Publicising the Legion and Recruitment

Topic December 2018 / January 2019. Certainly the Legion of Frontiersmen showed skills in recruitment and promoting the Legion, especially in the early years. With no television and no radio to occupy their relaxation time men went out in search of … Continue reading

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