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THE BULLETIN Issue 276, May 2019

The picture shows Sergeant McCabe of the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Sobraon, which is one of the illustrations in an article on Third Colours in the May Bulletin. This issue also contains other articles on The History of the West Somerset Yeomanry; The 91st Regiment in the Zulu War; St George’s Southwark Loyal Volunteers; Insignia of GHQ Liaison Regiment; 4th West York Militia Officers’ Shoulder Plate; Somerset Light Infantry; The Military Police during Victoria’s Reign; West Somerset Yeomanry Medal; and The Aviation Reconnaissance Force; as well as the regular features on Badges, Book Reviews and Questions & Answers.



The Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair will once again be held at The Maltings, Farnham on Sunday, 29 September 2019, in conjunction with the Aldershot Militaria Society.

This is always a good social occasion, providing the opportunity for Members to meet other Members, dealers and exhibitors in a calm and friendly atmosphere. Members are also encouraged to consider displaying some items from their own collection or presenting a review of any area of military history. Exhibits can be of (almost) any size, large or small. Further details are included with The Bulletin, but now is the time to be thinking of a potential display.



Following on from the great success of the Special Numbers commemorating activities during the First World War, the Society published the last Special Number in this First World War series in November 2018. This issue is based on an original 1920 publication by Vincent Wheeler-Holohan which had been annotated with hand-written notes by Bill Carman. The text and illustrations have been updated by Clive Elderton and Gary Gibbs to produce this fitting conclusion to the WW1 centenary Special Numbers.

Non-Members can purchase a copy and Members can purchase additional copies from the Shop at a cost of £12 each plus £2.00 p&p (UK rate)


THE BULLETIN Issue 275, February 2019

This issue marked the beginning of a new era for The Bulletin as it is the first issue to be produced in full colour. This makes a huge difference to illustrations of badges, medals and uniforms as well as for the reproduction of photographs.

It contained articles on the Devizes Loyal Volunteers, the Oswestry Rangers, Nottinghamshire Militia, a VC of the Seaforths, West Somerset Yeomanry and the 85th Royal Volontiers, as well as regular features on Badge Notes, Book Reviews and Questions and Answers.



The Southern Branch meets in the Boys’ Brigade Hall, Sawmill Lane, Dorchester with meetings on Saturdays starting at 13.00 hours. The remaining meetings for 2019 are scheduled for 15 June (Exhibition & Competition – bring one, several or many items!); 13 July; 7 September (Quiz or War Songs); 16 November.

Further information can be had from the Branch Secretary, Mr Geoff Pullman on 01308 424799.

Photograph courtesy of Jaggery.