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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 28 May 2012 12:17

Thanks Glenn,
The Prussian Seebatallion was formed in 1852, when and where was it's first overseas action fought?
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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Glenn2438 » 28 May 2012 21:49

Hi Chris,

Tres Forcas 7 August 1856.

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Post by Chris Dale » 29 May 2012 11:27

I thought by going slightly off the beaten track I might have you confused for a minute... but no! Well done again Glenn!

Your question...

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Post by Glenn2438 » 30 May 2012 18:00

Thanks Chris,

I hope this will be tricky. :D

Who was the Director of Veterinary Services (Chef-Veterinär) on the staff of the Commander in Chief East from 1915 to 1918?

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Post by Chris Dale » 30 May 2012 18:52

Was it Generaloberveterinär Albert Grammlich?

He's mentioned here http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/script ... r0751.html taking measures against the spread of disease in 1915. And here http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7&start=15 our own Latvian expert VJK, identifies him again...

On my search around for the answer I came across a lot of interesting facts, one being that the current head of vetenary services for the Swiss army can be faxed on this number +41 31 32 55337. Which might be useful if you ever have a sick St Bernard?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 30 May 2012 19:38

Well done Chris,

Albert Grammlich it was. I shall have to be more cunning next time :D

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Post by Chris Dale » 30 May 2012 20:52

Glenn2438 wrote:I shall have to be more cunning next time :D
That worries me 8O ....

But back to battle honours, I've been reading up on them and they make less and less sense the more I read. Here's a curious anomaly. There was one battle honour which pre-dated the formation date of every unit it was awarded to... how did they win a battle before they formed? -Don't worry that part of the question is rhetorical... the actual question is what's the battle honour and which units wore it?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Jun 2012 15:52

Chris,

I am assuming we are talking about the Hannoverian units formed after that states incorporation into Prussia awarded the Waterloo motto? Or even the Gibraltar cuff band?

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Post by Chris Dale » 01 Jun 2012 16:24

Hi Glenn,

Your assumption is correct. As you know the Hanoverian units were formed afresh in September 1866, then in 1899 their formation dates were retrospectively set to reflect the old Hanoverian army and the Kings German Legion. For example then, the 73rd Fusiliers had a new formation date of 1803 to match the old Hanoverian Garde Infantry Regiment thus inheriting the battle honours for Waterloo and Peninsular. But what I never understood was why they got the battle honour for the Siege of Gibraltar 1779-83 in 1901 when it was claimed they formed in 1803, twenty years after the Siege ended... it was the same for all the Gibraltar regiments. None had been officially formed when they won the honour...

Thus is the fun created!

Your question Glenn,

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PS There's a very good article on the Gibraltar honour here- http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gibraltar/

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Post by Glenn2438 » 02 Jun 2012 12:42

Hi Chris,

what was the title of rank of a private soldier in the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Life Guard Infantry Regiment (1st Grand Ducal Hessian) Nr. 115?

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Post by Chris Dale » 02 Jun 2012 16:55

Hi Glenn,

That's another one I didn't know before. I guessed it might Leibgardist or something similar, then searched the word and found the 115 had a veterans magazine of the same name so yes, Leibgardist it is!

http://www.ipac.bka.gv.at/katalog/snk/m ... 048860.pdf

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Post by Glenn2438 » 02 Jun 2012 21:57

Chris,

not exactly right but I will give you a pass. :D

The rank was Gardist. The chaps in the Garde-Füsiler-Bataillon (i.e. 3rd battalion) of LIR 115 were termed Garde-Füsilier.

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Post by Chris Dale » 03 Jun 2012 11:31

There's two new facts I never knew! Thank you.

OK, I'm still stuck deep in these battle honours worn on cuffs and headgear. What was the most recent battle to be commemorated in this way and by which units?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 04 Jun 2012 09:24

Chris,

Husaren-Regiment Nr. 17 added the inscription "Mars la Tour" to its Busby Scroll on 16 August 1873.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 07 Jun 2012 17:42

Hi Glenn,

There's no fooling you is there? Well done, your question...

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