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On New Year's Day a field day was held on the Akaroa range, when the three Peninsula companies took part in the annual competition for the Piper Oup, which was won last year by Sergeant Newbegin's C.Y.O. team. The competition was carried out under the supervision of Staff SergeantMajor Glanville, and the different stages of the competition were got through with despatch and without any hitch. Chaplain (Rev) J. W. Hayward carried out the miniature rifle competition. The weather was fearfully hot all day, but the field firing was fairly satisfactory consider iDg the conditions of a bright sun and puffs of wind, The conditions of the competition were as follows : — Ist Practice.—Four targets, 13 x 9, set up at a distance of 200 yds from the firing point. formed up 100 yards in rear of the firing point, rifles empty, safety catches raised. On the command "advance" the team doubled to the firing point and opened fire separate at the target.

Time allowed 1% minutes from the time the order to advance is given.

2nd Practice.—Snapshooting at 200 yards. A figure 3 target exposed five times, only from different places in the butts for four seconds.

Five teams entered for the com- - petition—one from the C.V.C. end '"-& two each from the Coast Defence and : . 69 Company of Senior Cadets.

Sergeant Newbegin's team again won the competition this year by the □arrow margin of one point, the Coast Defence team (under Corporal Rhodes) being second, and liable to a penalty of five points on account of one of their men firing after the order to cease fire bad been giveD. Corporal Tbelning's team did remarkably well at the first range, tying with the ■- leading team, but at the snapshooting they lost ground. Following' are the results of the - competition : — J PIPER CUP COMPETITION. I C.I.C. (Sergeant Newbegin's team), 38 points, cup and £3 .. .. .. 1 Coast Defence (Corporal Rhodes' team), 42 points, penalty 5, 37 points, £1 lOs - .. .. 2 ;.. Coast Defence (Corporal Theining's team), 33 points .. .. .. ..3 69 Company (Corporal Cairns' team), 21 points 1 .. .. .. .. .. ■ 4 69 Company (Cadet McDonald's team), 11 .points jp.. .. .. .. .. 5 MINIATURE RIFLE COMPETITION; The match resulted as follows:— Coast Defence, 99 points 1 C.r.C, 94 points .-. 2 Cadets, 80 points .. 3 INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS. The following were the prize-winner* :— C.V.C. (Sergeant Newbegin, Troopera Macpbail, P. A. Arnold and Corporal B. Bruce). E Company (Privates J. G. Hanynond, A. J. Orme.4 H.'lCossar, L. J. Barwiok and Corporal R. 0. Rhodes).

69 Company (Corporal L. H. Cairns, Gadeta C. McDonald, J. Haylock, G. Thomas and J, E. Munro.

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MILITARY FIELD DAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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MILITARY FIELD DAY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4361, 3 January 1914

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