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From: Sidney Allinson <>
Subject: Re: Cape Mounted Rifles
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 14:58:29 -0700
In-Reply-To: <008c01bfbc43$6973f120$29c3a7cb@computer>


This is similar to the British Somaliland Camel Corps.
I think one of their officers was awarded the VC.
-- Sidney.

At 06:13 AM 5/13/00 +1200, you wrote:
>Well I dont know about the CMR on camels, but the German troops used them
>and so quite definitely did the South West Africa Police. My father was in
>that Police Force from 1919 and I have several photos of his 'camel corps'
>going out on patrol.
>
> >I would like to know more about
> >them, as I believe that some of them actually rode on camels. Is that so,
>or
> >have I been told
> >a lot of stories?
> >Regards
> >Elize
> >
>
>
>
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