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RISEN FROM THE RANKS.

,An article on the advantages, of tho army, however," is scarcely complete without reference to the latest branch of the service, tho Royal Flying Corps, which 'offers splendid opportunities for men with a liking for mechanics and aviation work. The', rates of pay are high, and the soldiers selected to train as flyers are' in addition granted flying pay, according to their skill. A painpbieb containing full particulars of the Royal Flying Corps can always be obtained by applying to the nearest recruiting oiliccr, or by letter to the Officer Commanding [loyal Flying Corns (Military Wing), South Fa_nborough, Aldernhot. j

]■. has bco - scid that " There is a Field-marsh.!'--, baton in every soldier's knapsack," and the young recruit .should _i"d distinct encouragement in

the fact that at the present time there are nearly 1200 officers (from colonel to subaltern) on the active list who commenced their military careers ■as privates in the barrack-room.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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RISEN FROM THE RANKS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914

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