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Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter
GCB GCVO DSO TD LLD
at the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster.
Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King's Own
Royal Lancaster Regiment
From Lieutenant General Sir Archibald
Commanding Hunters Force, Orange River Colony, South Africa
To Major Allen
Commanding 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, Lancaster.
Temporary Headquarters Hunters Force, Kroonstad, 15 Oct 1900
Today I have received your letter of Sep 15 conveying to me the very
flattering proposal that I should become the Honorary Colonel, the 2nd
Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Lancaster Regiment.
With great pride and pleasure I accept this office, subject to the
approval of the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief of the British Army,
to whose Military Secretary I have this day written asking him kindly to
convey to you the Commander-in-Chief’s decision, and to advise you as to
what is the necessary course to pursue further in the matter.
I thank you and your officers and all comrades in the Regiment for the
honour you have done me by showing yourselves desirous of conferring
Your faithful comrade
Accession Number: KO0408/02
Accession Number: KO0408/02a
Accession Number: KO0408/02b
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