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The No 2 Divisional Signal Company has just completed it nine days annnal training, the site ol the camp being in the Kaituna Valley, on Mr Parkinson's property, Tbe company i? under the command of Lieutenr akt Bradley, assisted by Lieutenants Jtimee and M'Donaid. The work hae been carried out on a procrc3aivf syllabus, eornms"cing with details o$ station work Jor the signalling tection, nnd letails of cable work and air ioe drill for the (i?!d telegraph section As the time pro.•essed the ecbpmpg U'-dfrckpn were rrn i re xtetisive, and on Momiay tl c crimpany cared out a v> ry mtfmeiVf ea erae running p ti Id telfpraph lmr>. t-> .he top oF Mvunt Her rt, Ir m wbi"h. piv-ii n st,a ionfwere Uimwri o>.t, oovitig a admy of about fifteen miles. On Tue.=d'ty the cnmpamjwas hy , Colonel Cbeffey, Officer Commanding the District, and the telephone dpt™hmerits .-.<'<• erf)'. rr'V -lin t-.i!'.. . O!!,~;. UOUlitry, kpepiUK up with tbe camp, and working in conjunction with,, the signal Beotiona. The inspecting officer said he was well pleased with tbe tbe work curried ou>. statins that it was far in advance of any thing previously done in the district; in fact, he was enre it would be unequalled in the Dominion. He also express* d hie satisfaction at the extreme keenness which the men disi played in their work. On Wedne day the company commenced a twenty-four hours' scheme for keeping up communication continuously from Mount Herbert to Litt c Biver, and down to the Kai una Vallei. The work was carried out very efficiently, and showed good results of the pa.-t yen's training The compiny was forty-two strong at the time thtf European war broke out. It' ha 9 supplied forty men for the Expeditionary Force of Divisional Signallers, and baa also recruited up to a total strenght of fifty four C nsideting that a la go percentage of the company have only had a few months train*

ing, tba work done Jβ a strickinp; example of what can be carried out when the wright class of men are selected for such teohnioal work.

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SIGNAL COMPANY IN CAMP AT KAITUNA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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SIGNAL COMPANY IN CAMP AT KAITUNA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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