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Buffalo Volunteer Rifles Military Museum


The Buffalo Volunteer Rifles was a colonial regiment raised in East London in 1876 under Captan EY. Brabant.  Two companies took part in the frontier war of 1877/1878 and they also saw service in the Basuto war of 1880.

In 1883 it was reformed as the Kaffrarian Rifles.  This regiment fought in the Anglo-Boer War and both World Wars.  In 1989 the name was changed back to the Buffalo Rifles.  The building dates to 1906, when the foundation stone was laid by Col. H.T. Lukin, Commander of the Colonial Forces.

A small museum reflecting the history of the regiment has been established and is open to the public.


Contact Details:

KR Drill Hall, Cnr Buffalo and Fleet Street, CBD
Tel:  n/a

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