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British Colonial Africa

As protectorates of Great Britain, all supplies of Vickers guns and associated equipment were supplied by the British War Office and were standard British Service Mk. I guns. The particular involved were the Sudan Defence Force and the Royal West African Frontier Force.

At the height of the British Empire, British Colonial Africa included:

  • Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • Bechuanaland (now Botswana)
  • British Togoland (now part of Ghana)
  • Gambia
  • Gold Coast (now Ghana)
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Cameroons (now part of Nigeria)
  • Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)
  • Nyasaland (now Malawi)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somaliland
  • South Africa
  • Southern Cameroons (now part of Cameroon)
  • Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwee)
  • South West Africa (now Namibia)
  • Swaziland
  • Sudan
  • Tanganyika and Zanzibar (now Tanzania)
  • Uganda

    Sudan Defence Force

    Royal West African Frontier Force


  • Goldsmith, 1994
  • Wikipedia, 2005
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