Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 177

Despite the current lockdown, the Victorian Military Society has managed to publish the latest issue of its journal, and a copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen) arrived in the post yesterday.

This issue was almost entirely devoted to the Zulu War, and the articles included are:
  • Lifting the Purdah from Tirah: The Tirah Expedition 1897-1898 by David Snape
  • A Letter to the Editor by Andrew Winrow
  • Major James Franklin, FRS (1783-1834): 'No Satisfaction Except in Science by Richard Voss
  • The Archive of the South African War veterans' Association
  • The award of orders and medal to medical officers in the British Army during the Crimean Campaign by Dr Mike Hinton
  • Book Reviews by Mike Hinton, Roger T Stearn, Rodney Atwood, Dan Allen, and Andy Smith
  • Officers of the Victorian Military Society
I always enjoy reading this magazine, and the Victorian Military Society has done a magnificent job in managing to publish and distribute its journal at such a trying time.


  1. Hi Bob,
    It would be good to be a member of such a Society - sad we do not have anything like this here. If the magazine was on offer Commercially I'd be tempted to buy it. Cheers. KEV.

    1. Kev Robertson (Kev),

      They are an international society, and people from outside the UK can join.

      All the best,



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