A record of the Sportsman's Battalions during the First World War, including a database of soldiers who enlisted in - or served with - the 23rd, 24th and 30th Royal Fusiliers, originally raised by Mrs. Emma Cunliffe-Owen in September 1914. If you have any questions or comments, please send to fmsketches@macbrem.com, thanks!

January 22, 1915

Aberdeen Week Journal

Officers of the 2nd Sportsmen’s Battalion inspecting an armoured motor-car, which will form part of their equipment.

This armoured car was probably the same model as shown in the photograph below. It was custom built by coachbuilders Barker and Company of London with a chassis and engine by Rolls-Royce. According to David Fletcher, author of The Rolls Royce Armoured Car, this vehicle was commissioned and purchased privately by the Scottish Horse Yeomanry, and used primarily for recruiting purposes.

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