The Rorke's Drift VC
(View Discussion Rules)
** IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL USERS **
PLEASE NOTE: This forum is now inactive and is provided for reference purposes only. The live forum is available at www.rorkesdriftvc.com/forum
(Back To Topic List)
|19th April 2005||Drummer/bugle boy uniforms|
Please can anyone help me find a drummer or bugle boy uniform from the zulu war.I have spoken to Sutlers who make the reenactment uniforms but they did not want to make one for my son because of the cost to me.Also has anyone got any pictures of an original drummer / bugle boy uniform that they could possibly email me as the uniforms in Zulu and Zulu Dawn were different.I will wait in hope.
|19th April 2005||Bill Millar|
I tried to send a picture to you of the uniform, unfortunately it was returned as unable to deliver?
If you would like to mail me i will try again regards Bill.
|20th April 2005||Chris John|
I am in the same re-enactment group as Bill Millar, the 1879 Group, and am the Bugler Boy when not on duty as private of the 24th. I ahve an old tunic that is too small for me, but it would need all the buttons and metalwork put back onto it. Also, the 'wings' are missing, but i did wear it at the re-enactment of isandlwana for the 125th Anniversary in January 24th 2004.
E-mail me if you are interested
|21st April 2005||Glenn Wade|
I too am in the same Group as Bill and Chris. Should you be unable to get a picture, the Drummer's uniform was as follows. Scarlet five button frock with drummer's wings. A drum badge on the upper right arm (the bugle badge was for light infantry and rifles), Italian pattern waterbottle in buff leather carrier, buff leather waist belt, white haversack, drummer's sword with frog, fife case, foreign service helmet or glengarry, Oxford mixture trousers with scarlet welt, black ammo boots and gaiters. In the field, they would have carried either a drum or brass bugle with a green cord. Of course, when the going got tough, they would have been amed with Martini Henry's. Any more info you may need, get in touch.