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Lieutenant (later Major) Baden Fletcher Smyth Baden-Powell (1860–1937), Scots Guards, Nile Expedition, 1885

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Lieutenant Baden-Powell was part of the Guards Camel Corps during the First Sudan War (1884–1885). The corps had been formed for the Gordon Relief Expedition. The Guards detachments of the corps consisted of 23 officers and 400 men from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Grenadier Guards, 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Coldstream Guards and the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Scots Guards.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 152.8 x W 91.7 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1977-04-54

Acquisition method

purchased from Pawsay and Payne Ltd, 1977

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