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Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:22 pm
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I'm loving the calendars Lt!
Will you be getting the Britains 7pdr gun and crew?
regards
Simon

Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:09 pm
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Some uniform and equipment changes as advised by an authority on 17th Lancers. Well we could play spot the difference....

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/smithart101/simonsmith17lancerrevi ...

Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:37 pm
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John,

the references I used for the lance bucket on both stirrups were the Mike Chappell Osprey titles, British Cavalry Equipments 1800-1914 both original and revised editions.
In the original ed ...

Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:21 pm
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Sawubona,

having had some images supplied by a very respected author I have to agree that unfurled pennons are most likely. Three contemporary eyewitness artists have depicted the lances with penn ...

Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:47 pm
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thanks Peter ,Jeremy and Dewi!
I will be releasing prints of this subject shortly along with a Sgt Booth VC and also a Pvte Wassal VC painting. The last of the set will be Buller rescuing an officer ...

Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:52 pm
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thank you AMB, I think they furled the pennants while in the field, but not certain of that!
Simon

Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:23 pm
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Here's my recreation of the 17th Lancers on patrol in Zululand.
Not sure if Buglers rode white horses at this time or if they carried a trumpet and bugle as I have shown.......
http://i264.photobuck ...

Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:33 pm
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Below is the reply I had from the Woolwich Artillery museum. Can anyone make sense of this, and does anyone closer to London feel inclined to visit Kew to ask about the issue books?

Dear Sir,
Tha ...

Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:40 pm
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Sawubona,
thanks! thats excellent research and I'm pleased the dream is still alive!
There are probably others on this forum who might be able to help with finding the serial numbers but if not I wi ...

Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:48 pm
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Sawubona,

Yes, the Academy is in Regina which I believe is where the RCMP train.
Very interesting to hear they aquired 2 guns! Below is the photo of one of the 7 Pdrs recovered from the Battlefiel ...

Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:56 pm
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Sawubona,
thanks for the info and very interesting too. Oh well, it was a just a hope!

Simon

Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:15 am
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Mike,
I'm glad you got the prints safely, and thanks too for the unexpected review! Praise from one such as you is praise indeed.
all the best
Simon

ps, I have another one in the series you can ...

Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:45 pm
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attached for interest, my latest effort on the subject....
Simon

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/smithart101/Rescuelowres100.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii188/smithart101/RD ...

Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:34 pm
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Just a thought, but could this be one of the guns from Isandlwana?
It appears to be identical if you compare it to the photograph of the 7pdrs John Young posted.
It belongs to the RCMP and is at th ...

Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:58 am
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Coll,
the licence to use that image (or any other) can be purchased for use on a book cover. Of course the copyright remains with the artist.
regards
Simon
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