NEWSLETTER NO. 14.
A. General Meeting.
Some mernbers have sent the sum of R5-0O. The subs are R3-00. Those who have sent R5-00 will have a credit of R2-00 for next year.
Address of the Society is:-
P.O. Box 52090
Sufficient material has been received for this issue, but the Hon. Editor wants articles for Journa1 No.5.
Tour 1880-1881 Battlefields
This was the greatest success of anything yet undertaken by the Society. Comdt. Duxbury made the outing a memorable occasion. His profound knowledge of the events that took place there and his ability as a speaker made past history live again. The thanks of the members and our appreciation have been recorded in the transactions of the Society.
While on the subject of tours Cmdt. Duxbury has been doing some interesting research, on site, at Magersfontein.
Members can you persuade the Cmdt. to organize a similar outing to the famous field of battle?
Several members were fortunate enough to be present at the Institute of International Affairs to hear General Mark Clarke. He spoke at length on the background planning of the North African and Italian Campaigns of the late war. In General Clark South Africa has indeed a great friend and sincere ally.
Did you know that Col. Joseph Crowe was the first South African born winner of the VC? Born of an English father and an Afrikaans mother in Uitenhage he joined the British Army and won the award in India.
When the VC was first instituted old soldiers did not take kindly to this. Why should soldiers be decorated for bravery? When, they wanted to know, had soldiers ever been otherwise?
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