TRAINING IN ENGLAND.
PRESENTATION - TO CAPTAIN. j GRANT. A presentation was made at the Garrison' Officers' Club last evening to Cap-tain-Adjutant S. A. Grant, who proceeds Home as one of the four New Zealand officers for military training in England. In making the presentation on behalf of the .officers of the First Battalion Auckland Infantry, Lieut.-colonel Reed made a eulogistic reference to Captain Grant's services since joining No. 1 Native Rifles in 1897. He joined the Seventh African Contingent as lieutenant, and had come back adjutant of the regiment, being appointed to his present rank on retirement of Captain Harrowell in 1900. Colonel Reed expressed sincere regret at losing such an energetic and capable officer, but congratulated him on his selection for military straining in England. - Replying, Captain Grant said that he keenly regretted severing hie connection with the Battalion, but warmly appreciated the. presentation and the kind remarks accompanying it. The muusketry of the battalion was the chief work in the efficiency of the unit; and aboiit one-twentieth of the shooting men at the last Trentham meeting had belonged to the First Auckland Battalion, five of these getting into the final championship. The Victoria Rifles, one of the best shooting corps in the Dominion, also belonged to the eaine Battalion. The presentation took the form of a iandeome leather travelling cue suitably inscribed*
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