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Meetings take place, commencing at 7.30pm in the Crawford Hall

 Programme of talks commencing September 2023

March 15th. 2024         Churchill as a Soldier of the 4th Hussars

This talk starts with Churchill’s basic training and daily life in India as an officer of the Raj followed by his active service as a soldier of the Queen. 

It covers his participation in an expedition to Cuba and the fighting in the Valley in the Northwest Frontier of India after joining the Malakand Field Force.  His role in the Battle of Omdurman while attached to the 21st Lancers. 

On return to India his membership of the 4th Hussar polo team in the Indian Inter-Regimental Championships. 

The talk rounds up with discussion of his actions during the Boer War as a war correspondent, including the train ambush and his subsequent capture by and escape from the Boers. 

Speaker: David Walker. Former Curator: The Hussars Museum