WW1 School Of Musketry Hythe Embossed Crest Letter Head
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For sale is a WW1 School Of Musketry Hythe Embossed Crest Letter Head. This is in good condition and measures 3.75mm in diameter. This comes in a hard plastic wallet to protect it from damage.About the School Of Musketry Hythe; In June 1853 Colonel Hay arrived at Hythe, Kent, with a small staff of officers. On 1 August the first instructor, Colour Sergeant MacKay of the 19th Foot, was appointed. By 15 September a further three instructors were on strength. They were Sergeant Ruston (3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards), Sergeant Lobes (2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards) and Sergeant Morris (97th Regiment). The first mention of the establishment of the School was in the Army List of 1854 when it was referred to as the School of Musketry. Machine Gun Training Centres had been established in 1914 at Grantham and by the BEF in Wisques, France. This was followed on 14 October 1915 by the creation of the Machine Gun Corps (MGC). Originally equipped with the Maxim gun, these were replaced by the Vickers machine gun shortly after formation of the Corps. In 1919 the name of the School of Musketry at Hythe was changed to the Small Arms School. These will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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