Auxiliaries in Roman Britain- from Sources

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Suetonius' Caligula
Caligula had auxiliary units assembled as part of his invasion force.
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Dio Cassius, [43 AD]
Plautius sent Celts (auxiliary forces- Batavians?) across the river. Swam with full armour.
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Tacitus' Annals [47 AD]
Ostorius used auxiliaries (unsupported by legions) to put down Iceni revolt- weapons bans.
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Tacitus' Annals [51 AD]
Caratacus / Britons beaten collectively by auxiliaries and legions.
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Tacitus' Annals Book 13, 39 [52 AD]
Under Ostorius Scapula: two auxiliary cohorts were cut off through their Prefect’s greed as they engaged in pillaging without sufficient precautions.
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T's Annals [61 AD]
Suetonius had auxiliaries from the nearest stations (along with legionary forces).
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T's Annals B14, 38
Nero sent eight auxiliary cohorts to Britain (with legions), after Boudiccan revolt.
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Tacitus' Agricola [83/4 AD]
Mons Graupius- used auxiliary forces first.
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Hadrians's Wall [122 AD]
Auxiliaries garrisoned it.
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Dio Cassius, [43 AD]

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Plautius sent Celts (auxiliary forces- Batavians?) across the river. Swam with full armour.

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Tacitus' Annals [47 AD]

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Tacitus' Annals [51 AD]

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Tacitus' Annals Book 13, 39 [52 AD]

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