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NEE ZEALAND DEFENCE.

~""" !*■".'■'■'-,■.,'V'"" .. _ •> TRAINING OF OFFICE&SI ' "' THREE AUekIiiNDEKS TO GO HOME.. <By Association.) ," ;".;'-*" Mbnday.7 ' The Defehce'Council decided some time ago that, in furtherance of its plan foir teaching, the citizen soldier of New Zealand to deperid'upon himself, a number of volunteer.officers should go s to. England and put in a period of training for two years. These officers are required fo undergo the, necessary- training,";,,&,nd ! -oh their return to 7 put in atyleast' three years' service;;With'the ; dafehce'forces as staff officers, It is understood that there were a very large' number of appiicktidns, arid-ths Council of Defence had some difficulty in selecting those it con- ' aiderefcwould.give best value for the penditure of the Dominion's money. Following are the officers selected:— I Captain and Adjutant J. E. Barton, 2nd Regiment Auckland Mounted Rifles. Captain and Adjutant S. A. Grant, Ist Battalion Infantry Volunteers, Auckland; ■:' Lieutenant W. L. Robinson, Dunedin Engineers. m Captain J. H. Whyte, D.5.0., Assist-ant-Quartermaster-General for Auckland District. Captain Barton holds the certificate course of instruction, and passed for captain. Captain Grant holds the- certificate fOr twA courses of instruction, "arid passed for Captain. Hfe served as a lieutenant iri the South African wdr; tirid is an exceptionally keen officer. He acted as range bifitier at Trehtham during the last two meetings. Lieutenant Robirisori holds the certificate: for. three courses of instruction. Captain Whyte, D;S.O., holds the certificate course of instruction.. He served as a lieutenant in South Africa. All the officers are highly ifecommehded by the officers commanding their respective districts and their regimental commanders, and they, conform to the reqtiireii Conditions as to age and length of sendee. ,

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NEE ZEALAND DEFENCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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