The Black Watch at Magersfontein.Dec 11, 1899: The Battle of Magersfontein was the second of three battles in what was to become known as Black Week. The Highland Brigade suffered particulary high casualties including its commander General Wauchope killed in the first Boer volley. The lead elements of the brigade broke and fled.
11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars 19th century Officer's pair of overalls. A very fine rare pair with gold embroidery . When named 11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars in 1840, the overalls became the same colour as the crimson livery of Prince Albert's House: Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Henceforth the regiment, who took part in the famous Charge of The Light Brigade, were known as "The Cherry Pickers" which aslo alluded to an incident in the Peninsula War,