Military History with Pere and Gary


Colonel Fred Burnaby was a Household Cavalry officer and famed as an adventurer. He was also, at 6ft 4in and 20 stone, a giant.

Born in Bradford on March 3, 1842, he sought war wherever he could, travelling across Europe and Asia in search of the chance to prove himself. He participated in the 1884 Suakin Expedition, first as a civilian adventurer and then attached as an intelligence officer, where he was wounded and earned further notoriety for using a shotgun in clearing out the defenders at El Teb.

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