Legion Of Frontiersmen?

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  1. maninblack
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    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Can anyone tell me any real information on this lot?

    Do they have any MOD sanctioned or supported function or position any more?
  2. WhiteHorse
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    WhiteHorse LE

    Who are they?
  3. SKJOLD
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  4. semper
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    mm first time i heard of this lot, how did you find out about them MIB?
    looked at the links i must admit i feel slightly dubious about them, thye look like boy's own adventurers as to the officers are they commisioned in the same way as our officers or is it just an internal thing.
    there is very little information about them.
  5. Found on the following site: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1124/legion.html


    Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth
    Legion of Frontiersmen Inc (No A0023391V)
    Patron: Rt Hon Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE CD JP DL AMM
    Commonwealth Commandant: Commandant-General RJ Potter LMSM LCM ACM CGA FTA Pnr
    Australian Patron: Major-General AC Murchison AC MC ED LMSM LCM ACM AMM
    Honorary Colonel - Australia Command: Colonel (LF) RH Morgan MBE JP
    Australian Commandant: Deputy-Commandant-General (LF) EA Rich JP GCSJ LMSM LCM ACM AMM Pnr
    Commandant Victoria: Colonel (LF) Anthony Bailey KCSJ LCM AMM


    It all seems a bit like "fairly secret army" but then the UVF were volunteered en masse by Carson. The story goes he left the war office and went to a famous clothing company whose name eludes me and ordered 10,000 uniforms. So that bits not without precedent. On the other hand it seems a little like the rotary club with berets. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It does remind me of the Confederate Air Force though (US vintage aircraft enthusisasts who put on air shows) they have no member below the rank of Major!

    At least one of the Frontiersmen website has a full rank structure complete with ORs, SNCO types and subbie equivalents. So not guilty of comparison with the Confederate Airforce on that count
  6. maninblack
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    Yes, those links are to the same bunch.

    They were used to do some security work at the Army Show in Aldershot earlier this year.

    Can anyone add any useful info or experience?
  7. 5_mile_sniper
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    It's a bad picture, but that fatty in the middle appears to be toting an old "Broom Handle" Mauser 8O

    However, I suspect I'm taking crap and it's actually an air pistol :D

    [​IMG]
  8. yeoman
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    Would you stand in front of the firing point with that bunch of Walts?

    It does look like an air pistol mind you.
  9. woody
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    seem left over from the days of empire mostly harmless i guess .
  10. error_unknown
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    Hmmm, these people have 'Barking Mad Fantasist' written all over them in great big letters. Love the red berets though :lol:
  11. RHQ Rug-rat
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    wow.....grown up boy scouts.......


    dib dib dib
  12. maninblack
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    The berets are what in school pencil crayon was termed "burnt umber"
  13. Rincewind
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    No Ear defenders and walts ahead of the firing point - am willing to be money its a air pistol. need a section 5 fire arms certificate for a real pistol and only secition 5 dealers can have them in the UK. cant see this lot having crown exemption like the Army/Navy/Airforce/Police

    Rincewind
  14. Line_Grunt
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    And here was me thinking they were the paramilitary wing of RMP!!
  15. Rincewind
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    LOL, also that fat bint gets about - shes the one being "instructed in offshore"

    Rincewind
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