October 2021

Update on the CWGC commemoration project.

Apologies if this has been posted before – it’s a Portuguese website on the 1914-1918 war in Africa.

Some interesting photos here on the Lake Tanganyika expedition with more photos of the gun emplacements here.

The Royal Marines on the Battle of Latema Nek. This might be a good place to mention the dates of the next Tsavo tour:
• November 2021 (Fri 26th, Sat 27th, and Sun 28th).. This is the 4th East African Remembrance Weekend., This will be a formal event and hosted by the KDF, but will be be no less educational than a normal ‘informal’ one. It is likely that there will be some international dignitaries there, and with it, a bit of pomp and ceremony with the Remembrance Services for the ‘The Unremembered’ in the form of the KAR askaris, and men of the Carrier Corps.
There have been comments from various people we have spoken to, who have had concerns about clambering up hills and that they might not be able to do it. As a result. we have been talking a lot about a trip for people who have these concerns, and have a couple of ‘softer’ patrol briefs, that would be more easy and be more suited to the less athletic. Please let us know and we will organise the places we visit accordingly
Interest, questions etc should be directed to Tom Lawrence.

The South African Railways and Harbours Magazines contain a wide range of material on World War 1.

Africa Federation looks as though it might contain background information on some Indians resident or trading in East Africa during the 1914-1918 war. Best to search by individual years or places.

Author: Anne

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