Bogus GC

Sadly, this individual felt the need to imply, by the wearing of the medal along with others that spanned over forty years of supposed service to the Nation, that he had been awarded the George Cross. For the removal of any doubt, he has not. The Association is not in a position to comment on the veracity of his other medals but we are grateful to The Chester Standard and to veterans of the 22nd Cheshire Regiment in particular who saw the unlikelihood of his medals for drawing our attention to this.

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Rorke's Drift, a 140 years on!

The Zulu Kingdom, as it existed in the 1870s, north of Natal across the Tugela and Buffalo rivers, had only been forged by Shaka, the great Zulu leader, in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Its social structure was military in nature and the powerful army it supported was greatly feared by the kingdom’s neighbours. It also presented an obstacle to Britain’s plans for a confederation of southern African states. On 11 December 1878, Sir Bartle Frere, the British Governor and High Commissioner in South Africa, delivered an ultimatum to the Zulus. Though partly concerned with border disputes and Zulu raids on British territory, the ultimatum in fact aimed at the disbandment of the Zulu army. Frere knew it was a demand which Cetshwayo, Shaka’s nephew, who had succeeded to the throne in 1873, would be unable to accept. Although not explicitly authorized to do so by the government in London, Frere had committed Britain to war with the Zulus.

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Farewell to Henry

The Funeral of Henry Stevens GC

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Henry Stevens GC dies, aged 90

With much sadness the Association brings news of the death of another member.

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