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Troops of the King's African Rifles carry supplies

Troops of the King's African Rifles carry supplies

Taken on 1955-04-04

Troops of the King's African Rifles carry supplies on horseback. They are escorted by armed soldiers on watch for Mau Mau terroris

Source: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POST 1945 OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-08-11

British Patrol Mau Mau Rebellion

British Patrol Mau Mau Rebellion

Taken on 1954-04-06

British Army patrol crossing a stream during the Mau Mau rebellion. The soldiers carry a variety of weapons, including the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle (1st and 2nd soldiers from right); the 9 mm Sten Mk5 and the Lee Enfield .303 Rifle No. 5 (4th and 5th soldiers).

Source: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POST 1945 OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-08-11

Lieutenant General Sir George Erskine

Lieutenant General Sir George Erskine

Taken on 1953-05-01

Lieutenant General Sir George Erskine, Commander-in-Chief, East Africa (centre), observing operations against the Mau Mau. In May 1953, General Erskine was given control of all military units plus police and auxiliary troops

Source: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POST 1945 OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-08-11