Rudyard Kipling Gunga Din

Posted by Henry on April 17, 2003

In Reply to: Rudyard Kipling Gunga Din posted by Frazer Rice on April 17, 2003

: My father age 85 has asked me to try and find out the meaning of the line "an' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it" He is a big Kipling fan. I have found info about Aldershot as a military base but I cannot find out what "penny-fights" refers to. Any Ideas?

Penny fights are skirmishes and training campaigns. Aldershot is the army training camp set up in Hampshire.