Thursday, March 15, 2018

Naval Brigade in the Sudan

Within the Royal Navy, a naval brigade is a large temporary detachment of Royal Marines and of seamen from the Royal Navy formed to undertake operations on shore, particularly during the mid- to late-19th century. Seamen were specifically trained in land-based warfare at the gunnery school at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

In the Sudan theater the Naval Brigade fought in the following campaigns:

  • the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War
  • the Anglo-Sudanese War (1884–5)

 If you get tired of all of the khaki and grey - just add some blue jackets to your field force.

Naval Brigade miniatures by Perry Miniatures from their Sudan range.

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