The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

Military History Journal
Vol 7 No 5 - June 1988


by H W Kinsey

Apart from the continuation of the varied lecture programme at the well-attended monthly meetings of the Society held in the J C Lemmer Auditorium at the South African National Museum of Military History, and the monthly meetings arranged by the Durban and Cape Town branches, Colonel G R Duxbury, Tour Director, ably assisted by Captain J H A Speir, Deputy Tour Director, arranged an interesting military history tour to the Kimberley area over the week-end of Friday, 25 March, to Sunday, 27 March T988. Those participating were accommodated at the Kimberley Sun Hotel. The battlefields of Belmont, Graspan/Enslin, Modder River, Magersfontein and Paardeherg were visited, as well as the Big Hole and adjoining Kimberley Museum and the McGregor Memorial Museum. Lectures were given at the various battle sites by Colonel Duxbury, assisted by Miss Fiona Barbour of the McGregor Museum. Miss Barbour acted as the Kimberley host and, as usual, did a great deal to ensure the success of the week-end. Here a special word of thanks is also due to the Director and staff of the McGregor Museum. The tour was fully booked and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who were present, and George Duxbury and Tony Speir are to be congratulated on the arrangements for another very successful tour.

The Annual General Meeting was held on 14 April 1988, when Mr Ian Uys, after his successful two-year stint as Chairman, vacated this office and Mr Stewart T Stiles was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Society for the ensuing year. Mr Bill Garr, who had served most usefully on the Committee since April 1982, requested that he be allowed to stand down, and the members whose names appear below were elected to the Committee:

The Society wishes to congratulate Mr Lionel M Wulfsohn, one of the very keen members from Rustenburg, on the publication of his book Rustenburg at War: The Story of Rustenburg and its Citizens in the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars.

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