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Tbe arrangements for the parade of Peninsula Territorials and Senior Cadets at Akaroa on Wednesday (King's Birthday),' were completely spoiled by the rough southerly and heavy rain tbat set in about mid day The Peninsula Troop of the C.V.C. paradpd at Duvauchelle under Lieut Minefield at 11 am., but they were u»ab*e to carry out much drill before tbe southerly *-et in. Staff Sergeant Major Norris came from Christchurch on Wednesday morning, and it was in tended- that tbe troop should join the X Coast Defence Company and 69 Company Senior Cadets at Akaroa, and participate in tbe march past on ihe Recreation Ground and the saiu ting of the Hug. The mounted men, however, stayed at Duvauchelle and tbe Coast Defence and Senior Cadets paraded in the old school at Akaroa. There was a goo-1 attendance on parade, about twenty five Coast Defence and over forty Cadets parad ing under Lieutenants L Priest -and R. Mottram, Coast Defence, and Lieutenant Jacobson, 69 Company henior Cadets. The flag waa saluted, and his Worship the Mayor addressed the parade, impressing" upon those present the necessity of treating their military duties with the greatest seriousness, as they were the defendiug forces of tbe dominion. He spoke of the great British Empire and tbe traditional bravery of tho British race, and he urged tbem to follow the

exiriiple of their predecessors iv ds fending the great British Empire. He also impressed upon them the great necessity of their allegiance to. bis Majesty the King, who was tbe head of the Empire.

His Worship the Mayor was given three cheers by those present.


In the evening the members of the three Peninsula companies attended Hayward's Pictures by the kind mvi tation of the proprietor, and a good number of the men took advantge of .he invitation. His Worship tht Mayor again spoke during the interval at Hayward's Pictures.

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KING'S BIRTHDAY PARADES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914

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KING'S BIRTHDAY PARADES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914

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