A SQUADRON C.V.C. CAMP.
A GOOD WEEK'S WORK,
The A Squadron of the C.V.C. .encamped at Barry's Bay have put in some good work the la9t few days, the weather being all that could be desired for the carrying out of the camp programme. The olass firing and musketry is well forward. No. 1 troop finished their class firing on Wednesday, the shooting being very good, as the average was 70 and 75 is the marksman's qualifications. No 2 and 3 troops''hfive done their instructional practices, and have only their classification to do. This will occupy only a mornings work While the musketry instruction has been going on two troops have been engaged in outpost work along the roads and on the surrounding hills.
Yesterday morning Captain Overton in charge of Nos. 2 and 3 troops, took up a position of defence of the main Akaroa road, on the hill between Robinson's Bay and Duvauchelle. Lieutenant Masefield, in charge of No 1 troop, formed the attacking party. Captain Overtones command then retired, and took up defensive positions on the way to Akaroa. The three troops arrived in Akaroa about 1 p.m. and had lunch there.
ANNUAL SQUADRON DANCE. The annual squadron dance was held at the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, last night, and was a great success. There was a very large attendance, there being about seventy couples present. The warm night was not very suitable for dancing. VISITORS TO THE CAMP. To day Colonel Chaffey and Captain Northcote will be in camp, while to morrow Lieut. Colonel R, Heaton Rhodes, officer commanding the C.V.C., will be present at the squadron sports. Captain Rhodes will also arrive on Saturday. THE SQUADRON SPORTS.
The Equadron sports will be held in Mr R Latter's paddock on Saturday, commencing at 1 p.m. The programme will consist of the following competitions :—
Best troop horse, tug of war on horseback, potato race, Lloyd Lindsay competition, thread the needle race, rescue race, wrestling on horseback, half sections over hurdles, night alarm
There are good entries for tho sports, which should provide a good afternoon's sport. Mr Geo. Whelch's oil launch will leave Akaroa at 1.15 p m. for Barry's Bay. The gate money taken at the sports will be devoted to the Poor of Great Britain and Belgium Fund. Divine service will be held by Chap lain J. W. Hayward and Rev. A. H•Julius at the camp on Sunday at 2.30 p.mDUVAUCHELLE CONCERT. The members of the A Squadron of the C.V.C. will hold a concert in the Duvauchelle Hall, with the addition of a few outside items, to morrow evening. Tbe proceeds of the conoert will go to the Food for Britain and Relgium Fund.
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A SQUADRON C.Y.C. CAMP., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914