C Squadron 1899


C Squadron of the Greys parade in South Africa in December 1899. Unfortunately they had to leave their grey horses behind in Scotland due to the spread of pink-eye. In this photo they are mounted on horses commandeered from another regiment. Their helmets are distinctive because of the khaki pugarees with red stripes. This squadron played a prominent part in the fighting and most of them were forced to surrender at Zilikat's Nek on 10 July 1900.


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by Stephen Luscombe