Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 170

The latest copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen, the quarterly journal of the Victorian Military Society) arrived in the post on Monday, and I have been reading it over the past couple of days.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • 'With a master eye he saw what was needed and did it': Kitchener's Indian Army reforms 1902-1909 by David Snape
  • In Defence of a Forgotten General: Lieutenant-General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson (1859-1927) by Dr Andrew Windrow
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Captain Willingham Franklin Richardson RE (1843-1875): From Hampshire to the Himalayas by Richard Voss
  • Book Reviews by Dr Roger T Stearn
  • Officers of the Victorian Military Society
This was yet another issue full of interesting articles. I particularly enjoyed David Snape's 'With a master eye he saw what was needed and did it' as it explained why the reforms were necessary and how they laid the foundations of the British Indian Army that took part in the First and Second World Wars.


  1. Any idea what has happened to their Web presence? I was thinking of subscribing but was getting error messages from their web address and now find that the links you've included take me to a Heart Internet page (they appear to do Web hosting, domain names, etc.)

    1. Mike Hall,

      I saw a message on the VMS Facebook page to the effect that they were revamping their website ... but since then I've heard nothing. I've left the links in my blog entry, but whether or not they will ever be 'live', time will tell.

      All the best,



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