TRACING THE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS A Guide for Military and Family Historians

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Between 1859 and 1908, the Rifle Volunteers played a central role in Britain’s defence. Initially formed in 1859 during one of the periodic scares of a French invasion, the Volunteers remained an important military force until reorganised into the Territorial Force. This reference work provides brief histories of each of the hundreds of Volunteer Corps (mostly of company size) that existing for some or all of this period. Some counties produced a huge number of Corps – Middlesex reaching 50!

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