This Day in History: 1920-11-20

One of the many moves the 1st Battalion did about this time in north-west Persia started from a very windy camp after an encounter with their unreliable allies the Cossacks. Captain Tuker later recalled ‘All was ready except for one tent and [Major ‘Os’] Lovett. I found him breech-less, too modest to come forth and to march with us in that condition. The wind had thieved his breeches and blown them to the Cossacks. He sat, a prisoner of his modesty. Someone found him a spare pair and the Battalion marched off…..’