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Soldiers of the Nile

The aim of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of Anglo-Sudanese history in the period 1883-1956 through the restoration and preservation of the river gunboat Melik and the paddle steamer Bordein.

The Society is a registered charity formed in 1994 by a group of individuals with a common interest in the history of the Sudan and her relationship with the United Kingdom.

Soldiers of the Nile

Notable Soldiers of the Nile include Major General Charles Gordon and Field Marshal The Earl Kitchener Of Khartoum.

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Aristocracy on the Nile

Members of the aristocracy who served during the campaigns in Sudan.

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Campaign Medals

The Egypt Medal, Queen's Sudan Medal, Khedive's Sudan Medal (1896-1908) and Khedive's Sudan Medal (1910-22).

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Chauncey Stigand

If Edgar Wallace chose a model for the hero of his book “Sanders of the River” he may well have had Chauncey Stigand in mind.

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Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

A compiled list of orders and medals that Horatio Herbert Kitchener received during his long and very distinguished career.

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Holders of the Victoria Cross

Holders of the Victoria Cross who served during the Sudan campaigns in the Egyptian Army, Royal Navy and the British Army.

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Medals for Sudanese Chiefs

The medal was designed to be worn around the neck suspended from a silver chain, and was commissioned from the Royal Mint especially for presentation to Sudanese chiefs.

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Notable Quotations

Notable Quotations from Winston Churchill, General Sir Reginald Wingate, Lord Edward Cecil, Slatin Pasha and The Emir Osman Digna.

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Ranks in the Egyptian Army

Comparative Ranks in the Egyptian Army (Pre-1952). These ranks were of Turkish origin dating from the time when Egypt was a province of the Ottoman Empire.

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Roll of Honour

British Officers killed in action or died of wounds while serving with the Egyptian Army in the Sudan.

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The Royal Air Force at Khartoum

The history of the Royal Air Force at Khartoum by William Reid.

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The Sudan Defence Force

In the aftermath of the First World War considerable anti-British unrest broke out in Egypt which spilt over into the Sudan.

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