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British Frontier Light Horse Regiment

  • Anglo-Zulu War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The South African Frontier Light Horse Regiment was a British Colonial Army Unit, raised in 1877. The Regiment was recruited from Colonial Volunteers living in The Eastern Cape Colony of South Africa. They mustered 200 Officers and Men. The regiment saw primary service against The Xhosa Tribe during The Frontier Wars of the late 1870s. They were classed as Light Cavalry.

 

The Regiment was commanded by future British Commander of The Forces at The Battle of Isandlhwana (Anglo-Zulu War, 1879). The Regiment was active during The Zulu War and fought with gallantry at The Battle of Hlobane in 1879. The Regiment lost 20% of it's number during a Rear Guard action (of which several of The Regiment won The Victoria Cross). The Regiment would remain on Reserve status until The Boer War (1899-1902). Reactivated, The Frontier Light Horse fought in many battles and engagements of that Conflict. After 1902, The Regiment was disbanded with honors.