The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

Military History Journal
Vol 11 No 1 - June 1998



Alan P Bamford, Chairman/Secretary of the Johannesburg Historical Foundation, would hereby like to express his grateful tharks to all of those subscribers and readers who responded to his 'Appeal for back issues of the journal', which appeared in the Military History Journal (incorporating Museum Review), Volume 10 No 6, p 222.

The response was so tremendous that he has been fortunate enough to acquire almost the full set of journals, the only outstanding numbers being:
Vol 1 No 1, December 1967
Vol 2 No 1, June 1971
Vol 2 No 3, June 1972
Vol 2 No 4, December 1972

When these are forthcoming, he will be able to bind a full set for the archives of the Johannesburg Historical Foundation. Mr Bamford would also like to use this opportunity to make a further appeal for a copy of Vol 2 No 2, December 1971, as the cover of his current copy is badly soiled.

Once again, any help in this quest would be appreciated and Alan Bamford can be contacted at the Johannesburg Historical Foundation, tel (+27) (011) 646 4179, fax (t27) (011) 646 5034, or write to him at P0 Box 87739, Houghton, 2041, Johannesburg, South Africa.


For many years, the Roderick Murchison Memorial Award has been awarded annually for the best article to appear in the Military History Journal (incorporating Museum Review).

At the meeting of the Johannesburg Branch of the South African Military History Society on Thursday, 16 April 1998, the last of these fine awards was presented to Richard Tomlinson for his excellent article entitled 'Britain's last castles: Masonry blockhouses of the South African War, 1899-1902', which appeared in the December 1997 issue of the journal and drew much attention and interest from our readers.

Unfortunately, this brought an end to the era of the Roderick Murchison Award.

Readers are hereby invited to submit any proposals for a replacement for the award. Proposals may be sent to the editor or directly to Mr George Barrell, current Chairman of the Johannesburg Branch of the Military History Society.

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