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Hunts Cyclists Battalion

A superb set of four images showing recruits for the Hunts Cyclists Battalion marching down to Peterborough North Station and onto a train on 29th October 1914.

The Battalion were recruited to serve as a “home guard” operation based on the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire coast but this role proved largely irrelevant and short lived and many of the recruits were shipped out to the front line in Europe.