New recruits to the 1st Chinese Regiment learn drill, 1900.
Photograph, China, 1900.
The 1st Chinese Regiment was raised in 1898 and consisted of Chinese troops under the command of British officers and senior NCOs. Its main task was to protect the British territory of Wei Hai Wei (now Weihai) a base for the Royal Navy's China Station.
One of 52 photographs taken and collected by Major C D Bruce, 1st Battalion Chinese Regiment, 1899-1903.
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