"A" SQUADRON C.V.C
FINISH OF BARRY'S B*Y CAMP
The annual auxiliary training camp of tho "A" fqnndron of the C.V.C.was most ceasful in every particular, tbe work being excellent, and the nine da\s' camp being held in very pleasant weather indeed. The camp broke up yesterday,., tbe Ellesmere members of tbe squadron leavins for Little River in time to truck their horses to Lincoln on the midday train, ■ ANNUAL SQUADRON FPORTS. Tbe members of the pqua'dron held their annual sports in Mr R. Latter's paddock on Saturday afternoon, tbe weather being all that could be desired. The sports were carried out without a hitcb, and provided plenty of no7el amusement for the many spectators from tbe Bays and Aksroa who witnessed tbem. A charge of one shilling was-made at the gate, which is to go to the Food for Britain and Belgium Fund, and in all £10 I2s 6d was taken. This amount, with £7 7s collectkn at the previous Sunday's Church parade, together with the proceeds of the concert held at Duvauohelle on Saturday night amounting to £4 10s 6d, makes the total contribution from the camp towards thißfund£22 10s.
The following were the jadgeß at tbe sports :—Colonel Chaffey, Major Deans, Colonel Bond, Captain Nortbcote, SergeamMejor Mellows, and Messrs R. Latter and E, E. Lelievre. Sergeant-Major F. Coop had ctaarße of tbe events, and the preoision and skill with wbich he got tbe events off is worthy of the highest praise. Sergeants E. Latter, R. MacMillan and R. Bruce also assisted with tbe events.
The programme included some novel and iuteresting events, and the keennesß with which each competition was rarried out by the men made the enjoyment very interesting to a'l who witnessed them
The tug of war on horseback and wresiling on horseback, prwctically two new events in military sports as far a 8 New Zealand is concerned, provide ample Fcope for a trooper to rii-play ihe art of keeping bis mount under control, and at the came t>me use his sinew and muscle. The winners of both there evpn's were a solid Fection of men, and their skill was apparently superior to the opposing s clions. The Lloyd-Lindeay competition, a favourite with mounted men, was not quite so smartly done, as tbe horses were rather unschooled in the jumps The winning team, however, gave a good exhibition. The rescue race was also noticeable for tbe lack of control of the hones at the hurdles. Trooper Marshall, however, handled his steed well, and won creditably. Sergennt Latter and Corporal Young gave a cood exhibition in tbe half sections over hurdles, though the rpst of the sections were very poor. Tbe night alarm was carried out smartly and well, and was an interesting event
The borsps which took part were a particularly fine lot, and a few weeks' training st the jumps and schooling for better manners would have given a Eplendid exhibition, because tbe horses conld jump v. hen put to it, but it was easily seen they had. not had enough practise. Id the Best Troop Horse claes Corporal A. W. Macphail won. with Sergeant E. Latter 2nd and Trooper W. Macphail 3rd. In the Becruits Mount class Trooper Ware was Ist, and Trooper B Coe 2nd.
Following are the results of the sports :— Best Troop Horse-Corporal A W Macs pbail 1, Sergeant E Latter 2, Trooper W Macphail 3. 17 entries.
Best Becruits Troop Horse—Trooper Ware 1, Trooper E Coe 2. Tug of War on Horseback—Sergeant E Latter's A team 1, Sergeant Latter's B team 2. The winning tram were—Trooper C B Wagborn, B Wnghorn, C L Waghorn, V Craw, C Shuttleworlh. E Bailey, Marshall. Four teams competed.
Potato Race—Trumpeter Chamberlain 1, Trooper Jackman 2 There were 20 compe titors.
Lloyd Lindsay Co_p tition—Trooper Marshall's section 1. Time—3 minutes 17 seconds.' Sergeant McMillan's section 2. Time- 4min 20seo. The winners were Troopers Marshall, V Craw, C and B Waghorn. Four teams took part.
Thread the Needle Bace—Trooper B Wag* horn 1, Trumpeter Chamberlain 2. There were 25 entries.
Resoue Race (Firßt Heat) Corporal Gar* diner 1. Second Heat—Trooper B Waghorn 1. Third Beat—Trooper Marshall 1. Fiual— Trooper Marshall 1, Trooper B Waghorn 2, Corporal Gardiner 3. Wrestling on Horseback—Sergeant E Lattpr's A team 1. Tho team was—Troopers C R Waghorn, V Craw, E Waghorn, H Craw, 0 L Waghorn, C Rhnttleworth, R Bailey and Marshall. Four teams competed.
Half Seotions Over Hurdles—Sergeant E. Latter and CorpoV.al Young 1. Six sections competed.
Night Alarm - Trooper Marshall's section 1, Trooper Ware's section 2, Corporal Young's section 3.
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
After lbe Sports had concluded, Mrs T. Overton presented ' the prizes won at the sports. At the conclusion three cheers were given for Mrs Overton,
The following donated prizes for tbe sports besides those presented by the officers in camp.—Colonel Rhodes and Mr L. J. Vangioni, best troop horse; Major Deans, best 'recruits horpe; Mr J. 0. Coop, potato race ; Mr F Birdling, thead the needle race; Mrs Rhodes, rescue race; Mr A. Williams, rescue race; Colonel Bond, half factions over hundles. . * . PRESENTATION TO QUARTERMASTER. SERGEANT. After the presentation of prizes, Captain Overtop said be had a pleasing duty to perform n making a presentation of a goll watch and chain to Quartermaster Sergeant Earnshaw. who had been in tho C.V.C. for over twenty years. He said he was very Borry jndepd Lieutenant' Colonel Rhode s
could not be present to mek<? the presenta tion. and read his telegram t.f apology:—
"I sincerely regret I am unable to leave Wellington to-night. I should Ik eto Bee you nil in camp and tak D*rt in tho fart well toQuartermaßterSerpennt Earnshaw, with whom I was associated for many yems in tbp old C.Y-C. Inm sure you all feel \v th ire that we ore losing one who ha= given twenty jenra of vnluob'n service. Tbouyh he is 'leaving up, I know he will always inaintnin an interett in the corps. Please give him my best wishes, and tell him how sorry I am not b'ing sble to be present. I hope you will bave a successful sports meefng." Captain Overton said QuartermasterSergeant Farnsbaw had been connected with the C.V.C. long before be joined. When the new defence scheme came in it was thought it would be bard to retain him, but he had been kept on, as his position was a hard one to fii). He was af aid, however, that this was bis last camp. He Ihm made (he pre' sentation to Quartermaster-Sergeant Earn' sbaw.
Quartermaster-Sergeant Earnshaw thanked Captain Overton and tho members of '"A" Pqnadro-t for their handsome presentation, and paid be would nlways prize it. ('p ! plnus".) CONCERT AT DUVAUCHELLE. On Snturdav night, a concert was held in the pubic hail. DuvaucheJlfi, at which there was a large attendance, many Akaroa resr dents gn ng to IHivaucbelle by launch. The programme was supplied by membeip of' A" Squadron, and a fpw other items contributed by ladies nrd gentlemen. A very good con cert rpptilted. which was znuch appreciated by a large audience.
The following i>ems were given:—Overture, Miss Robertson; sine, Mr Williamson; flute solo, Mr Mottram; perg. Colonel Bon''; sow?, Mr O'Callagrnr; song, Miss Weptenr'a; song, Sergeant M»jor Coop; mandoline folo, song. Sergeant Mnjor Mellow?; song, Miss Hawkins; duet, Miss Mo'trnm and Mr O'Callagban; song. Trooper Craw; recitation, Corporal Sh oo '; Fonsr. Trooppr A»er; song. Trumpeter Chamberlain: Fong. Sergeant Major Mellows; mono'ogiifl, Colonel B- nd At the conclusion of the concert a d'vnce was held, which continued until midnight. SERVICE AT CAMP. A combined service was conducted at tbe camp on Sunday, when Chaplain' Captain J, W. Hayward officiated, assisted by Rev. A H. Julius, The hymns were sung heartily, tho whole service be : ng very bright. There were a number of visitors from the vario s bays- The chaplain, taking as his text 'Holding Faith and a Conscience," preached on tho European war. He also tharked Captain Overton for affording iacili. ties to the chaplains in carrying out their work.
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"A" SQUADRON C.Y.C, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914
"A" SQUADRON C.Y.C Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914
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