Natal Mounted Police

  • Anglo-Zulu War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Formed of Dutch and Swiss Colonists in 1873, The Natal (South Africa) Mounted Police was a Constabulary Force used to patrol The Borders between ''British'' South Africa and The Zulu Nation. They were more akin to a Border Patrol Force in reality (Paramilitary Force). They would later be associated with the previously discussed Natal Native Contingent (a Native Colonial Force which fought against the Zulu's during The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.


Organized in Companies, The Mounted Police were not issued standard British Army Uniforms (Scarlet), but used Black Patrol Tunics and Trousers. They too wore the White Pith Helmet (made popular by The British Army for use in extremely Hot climates). Khaki (Tan) would be used as well later. A Member of The Mounted Police was also present at the epic Battle of Rourke's Drift in January of 1879 (for which He was awarded The Victoria Cross for bravery). After The War, The Mounted Police would be disbanded (1880).