During the Anglo Boer (farmers) War, 1899 to 1902, the Boers were eventually defeated by the British Empire and Pretoria, the capital of the then South African Republic was occupied by British troops. When we still stayed in Pretoria my wife found this cap or beret badge in our garden. Last week I tried to clean it as best as I could and then started researching the origin with only the motto as my clue.

Before cleaning


After cleaning


The motto “BY DAND” brought the following to light ¬†:

The Gordon Highlanders was a British Army infantry regiment from 1881 until 1994.
The regiment was amalgamated with The Queens’ Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) in 1994 to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). Scottish Regiment.

Nice to have a bit of own history on hand in the house.  Enjoy a super day of rest.

Daniel and pups.

Cuddels 2

Nothing better than spoiling them.

Enjoy the weekend.

Cuddles with the pups.

Cuddels 1

The nice part of socialising.

Enjoy a super day.

A young girl spoiling the small dogs at training, helping to strengthen the relationship between dogs and children.

Playing with small dogs

Enjoy a super day.

It appears to become a regular Saturday feature at the field where we hold our dog training classes. The wine speaks loud.

Passed out stone cold.

Passed out cold

Wednesday again and into the last week of August, soon it will be Spring as the year runs out.

Have a super day.

Daniel is the child of the car guards where we go for dog training and is a popular participant at all sessions.

Daniel with our two four legged babies.

Daniel and our dogs

Enjoy a super day.

An early morning visitor high up on a gable.

Egyptian Goose greeting the new day.

Gable visitor

Enjoy the start of the new week.

Our August full moon rising.

August moon

Enjoy the day of rest.

How to keep warm in winter. A dog’s answer.

Keeping warm

Enjoy the Saturday.

No not on a ski piste, this is far more difficult and will be calling for great patience in the classes ahead.

Teaching the dogs to do the slalom.

slalom practice

enjoy preparing for the weekend.


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