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Alexis Soyer and his "Soyer Cooker"
Kiwi Sapper


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Having an interest in Army cooking, not the eating, just the cooking Smile I have been addressing the problems of recreating a Soyer Cooker. These would, I am sure, have been used in the Zulu war by the Imperial troops. , A couple appeared in "Zulu" preparing soup. I say create 'cos They were so efficient and economical that the army used a modified version of them until the last consignment of them was lost in 1982 when the Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by an Argentine Exocet missile. My problem, well one of them anyway, is that I have failed miserably in my attempts to obtain any measurements to allow a reconstruction. Can anybody give a pointer as to where assistance may be found Needless to say, I have Googled my fingers to death, all to no avail.

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kiwi sapper,

this looks like an old post, and I don't know if your problems is still existing, but I can give you the proper meaurements, and lots of photo's if need be.
I've been and the look for a soyer cooker for 4 years, and finally managed to obtain a brand new specimen last year.

just let me know, if I can help.

Guy
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oldcontemtible wrote:
..........just let me know, if I can help.

Guy


What Ho Guy, Very Happy

so kind and I have sent you a Private Message.

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This is an old topic, but are the chaps at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut unable to help?

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AMB wrote:
This is an old topic, but are the chaps at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut unable to help?

AMB


Quite correct, this is old but nobody offered assistance until now. Sad

And as I am In New Zealand, I will have to ask who are the Royal Logistical Corp Museum,where are they and how does one contact them?
Thank you.

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Kiwi Sapper wrote:
oldcontemtible wrote:
..........just let me know, if I can help.

Guy


What Ho Guy, Very Happy

so kind and I have sent you a Private Message.


Yes, I'll get back to you asap.
we have a small private event next WE, and plan to break in the soyer cooker for the first time.

Guy
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For the Royal Logistic Corps Museum see:

http://www.army.mod.uk/rlc/history/348.aspx

I'm not in the office tomorrow, but will see if I can spk to someone on Friday to get you a POC. They're in Deepcut - near Aldershot.

As an aside, the RLC Museum curator used to be a lovely lady called Sue Lynes who for many years was the curator of the RMP museum in Chichester.

please wait out for further.

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AMB wrote:
For the Royal Logistic Corps Museum see:

http://www.army.mod.uk/rlc/history/348.aspx

I'm not in the office tomorrow, but will see if I can spk to someone on Friday to get you a POC. They're in Deepcut - near Aldershot.

As an aside, the RLC Museum curator used to be a lovely lady called Sue Lynes who for many years was the curator of the RMP museum in Chichester.

please wait out for further.

AMB


My thanks................

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It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.
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oldcontemtible wrote:
Kiwi Sapper wrote:
oldcontemtible wrote:
..........just let me know, if I can help.

Guy


What Ho Guy, Very Happy

so kind and I have sent you a Private Message.


Yes, I'll get back to you asap.
we have a small private event next WE, and plan to break in the soyer cooker for the first time.

Guy


I DO hope that you will be taking pictures of the "Christening"

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Being the very sad person that I am I collect images - drawings, photographs, engravings & etc. - of uniforms and equipment used in the Anglo-Zulu War, sifting through the other day I chanced upon this one!


Monsieur Soyer's kitchen for the Army.

John Y.
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oldcontemtible


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I'm afraid mine is a rather smaller version......



minutes before the "Christening"

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Something for your Lucky lucky UK resdidents.........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cold-War-Soya-Boiler-1950-/280766733638?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item415f005d46

Jeeeeeeez I hate the delivery costs to the colonies.

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