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C.V.C.

This afternoon, the half-yearly inspec-, tion of the Ashburton Contingent, C.V.C., took place in the Drill Shed. The Contingent at present consists of five troooers and one Sergeant-Major, and all were on parade. Major Douglas, now a staff officer of the • Volunteer Service of New Zealand, was inspecting officer,. and the Contingent was under the command of the captain of the troop, Captain ' Wright, who had come up from Timaru specially for the occasion. Major ' Douglas inspected the arms and accoutrements of the, men,, after .which. Sergeant-Major Scott put the Contingent through a few movements,, including the sword exercise, in all of which, with the exception of a few little awkwardnesses on the part of the'recruits, the men acquitted themselves fairly well;. Captain Wright, before dismissing, addressed the men. He said the new regulations would not 1 materially affect the troop, except in the matter of efficients. He trusted all would do their best to reach, the. efficient standards the 1 more especially. that, the, officers; hoped soon to obtain for the troop a Gatling gun.' In view of this he trusted the members of the contingent would do their besfc: to recruit the strength for 'Ashbur'tbri up to. fifteen." The expense'of being a member of the troop was now very materially reduced and, he -would be glad to see many . more of. the young, farmers, ,of Canterbury in the ranks of the Yeomanry. He was pleased to hear from, Major Doilglas thab' he had found the arms and accoutrements in first rate order. The corps was then dismissed. v We are pleased to,learn that a considerable increase in the membership of the local contingent will: shortly .take place. ; . -„ [ .

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C.Y.C., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2451, 26 June 1890

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C.Y.C. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2451, 26 June 1890

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