A motor cycle machine gun team, 1919 (c)
Photograph, India, North West Frontier, 1919 (c).
Two Motor Machine Gun Batteries, numbers 19 and 22, served during the 3rd Afghan War (1919) and the revolt in Waziristan (1919-1920). They were equipped with Matchless, Premier, Zenith, Enfield and Clyno motorcycles, many of which were fitted with Vickers machine-guns mounted on sidecars. Both units also had armoured car sections.
From an album of 367 photographs compiled by W K Fraser-Tytler (later Ambassador at Kabul).
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