In his Short History of the Tenth Royal Hussars my Grandfather writes of the period at the beginning of 1901:
"The Regiment was railed to Natal Spruit, and marched thence to Springs, on the 4th, fought at Haalfontein on the 12th, and here, on the 26th, the Regiment was armed with rifles, and the carbines withdrawn
He doesn't, however, make it very clear what month this was. it rather would indicate from dates around the text that it was January, but it could well be February. Does anyone have a clear answer to this?
It would also seem that this was, compared to other regiments, quite late on, as I believe several regiments arrived in S. A .with rifles. How did this timing compare with the majority of other regular regiments receiving rifles, and were there any regiments who served the duration of the war with carbines, or where they completely finished with by the end of 1902?