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The Hong Kong and Singapore Mountain Battery in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine


In 1847 the British authorities in Hong Kong began using Indians as gun lascars, or general workers, because the climatic conditions were unsuitable for white soldiers, and also because Indians were much more economical to employ and to administer. The practice spread throughout the British possessions in the Far East and by 1908 all the gunners we…

'The Imperial Camel Corps by Martyn James


The Imperial Camel Corps was raised in 1916 by the British Army's Egyptian Expeditionary Force and tonight Martyn will tell their little known story. We welcome Martyn for his first talk at the branch.  He is from the East Lancashire Branch and coordinates their talks.