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Dear all,

I'm in the process of doing a Masters degree with a dissertation looking at the British Military involvement in Crete from 1896 to 1913. I'm concentrating on the earlier part of the involvement, in particular on the role played, on the Army side, by:


4 Mountain Battery RA

2/Royal Welsh Fusiliers

1/Border Regiment

1/Northumberland Fusiliers


2/Rifle Brigade


1/Lancs. Fusiliers

I'm looking at all the 'usual suspects' for information, National Archives, National Maritime Museum, National Army Museum, regimental archives etc and I've been in contact with 'rusticalex' re his marvellous photographs.

I appreciate that it may be a long shot, but does anyone on the forum have any photos, letters, journals etc. that they might be willing to share? I'm afraid all I can promise in return is an acknowledgement in the final dissertation!

Many thanks

Mick McT

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Are any Members able to help Mick with his research. I had a number of photos of the Crete Garrison in the 1890's - unfortunately,

with the shop closed I'm not sure where they are. I will have a look and come back to you. Mervyn

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