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The great founder of the Scouting movement and the World Chief Scouter as well. Scott.

Got a double post somehow, I think my computer hiccupped :speechless: Scott.

Edited by 2xvetran

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MOST OF THESE LT.COLONELS WERE THE LEADERS OF COLONIAL REGIMENTS WHICH WERE NAMED AFTER THEM. THEY ALL HAD EXCEPTIONAL BATTLE RECORDS.

NOTE THE WOODEN HOLSTERED MAUSER, WHICH TURNED IT INTO A SEMI-RIFLE.

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General Penn-Symmons was killed at the Battle of Talana - just outside of the town of Dundee. This was the first battle of the Boer War - which we won, but had to retreat in the face of heavy Boer numbers. He had sent his troops to attack the Boers who were entrenched on the top of Talana Hill. Without good ground cover - and with the Boers being such excellent shots we were being badly mauled. Penn-Symmons advanced to the Front - drew his sword and said ' follow me' - he was then promptly shot dead by the Boers.

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Lt. Roberts was the son of Field Marshall Lord Roberts - the Commander in Chief in South Africa. He was killed in an attempt to save the guns during the Battle of Colenso. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.

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