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Issue 114, September 2003

Viscount Canning gets news of the battle of the Alma from the Duke of Newcastle and Viscount Burghersh by Mike Hinton

The Several Captains Barton by Keith I Smith

The Benin Expedition by Louis Ackroyd

On commando with the Boers - then and now by Chris Tapster

The Battle of Colenso and the demise of Sir Redvers Buller by S.A. Watt

Margaret Kirwin - A Woman of the Regiment by Roger Chapman

Cover Illustration: Her Majesty Queen Victoria and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. Portraits by Charles Edouard Boutibonne 1856. The Queen is in a park followed by mounted officers and is wearing the badges of a Field Marshal on a uniform which is an adaptation on the theme of a senior general officer's full dress. The Prince Consort is also wearing the badges of a Field Marshal and is on a road with cavalry beyond. Both portraits were painted with the Queen's permission for Boutibonne's private collection only. Kind permission of Sotheby's

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