Category Archives: South Africa

Asian and African Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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American, Russian and Soviet Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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European Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002.  The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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South American Warships to the Cape.

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002. The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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Durban Shipwatch: Anastasis

My handy ship visit book records that we visited on board this classic beauty on 18 May 1996. Rudi and I went down specifically to see her, and I was carrying a large video camera but no stills camera. Rudi … Continue reading

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S.A.S. Somerset

This post has been written many years after the fact and to be honest prior to today I have never really had much to add to a SAS Somerset post. However, I have recently found the handout I received when … Continue reading

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Roll of Honour. St John’s College, Houghton

St John’s College in Houghton has a very strong connection to the military, and there are two chapels on the premises. The larger chapel houses the Roll of Honour, whereas the Crypt Chapel has the Delville Wood Cross in it. … Continue reading

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South African Heavy Artillery Memorial: Kimberley

72nd (Griqualand West) Siege Battery: Clyde ‘n Terry Museum Kimberley These photographs of the South African Heavy Artillery Memorial 72nd (Griqualand West) Siege Battery: Clyde ‘n Terry Hall of Militaria n Kimberley were taken in January 2018 by Diane Van Tonder … Continue reading

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Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC

Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn (27/11/1870 – 04/07/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions the at Elandslaagte during the Anglo Boer War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 July 1900, Issue: 27212, Page: 4509, reads:  “The Gordon Highlanders, Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn: At … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Regiment ABW Memorial in Bristol

The Gloucestershire Regiment South African War Memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.457683°  -2.608860°, on an island in Queens Road, Bristol. The Memorial was unveiled on 4 Mar 1905, and attended by: Field Marshal Earl Roberts VC KG KP … Continue reading

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