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EASTER ENCAMPMENT.

COMMENCING TO-NIGHT. The Auckland Railway Station will present an unusually busy aspect this evening, when the Auckland volunteers take their departure for the Easter Encampment at Morrinsville. To the majority of the City defence forces, the experience of transport by train under military conditions will be o novelty. Whether it will be a comfortable trip by rail must depend largely on the men themselves.

The horses from the City are to be entrained, at Remucra this- afternoon, and will leave by a special from that station at 6.40 p.m. The men are to leave the Auckland- station at 7.25 p.m., and Morrinsville will be reached by both trains shortly after midnight. The remainder of the night will be spent in a flying camp on the Morrinsville racecourse, and in the morning, camp will he. struck and the forces marched to the main encampment at Tahuroa. It is probable*' that some 800 'men >,from all parts of the Auckland district will go under canvas.

It is expected that -the men-from Auckland will be enabled to reach town en the return journey by 10,30 on the Monday night. The trains for the City will leave Morrinsville about 5 p.m. At the time of writing, the weather piospects are of the best, and everything augurs well for *the. success of the encampment. Colonel Tuson, AdjutantGeneral of the Forces, was to arrive at Morrinsville from Wellington this afternoon.

The Garrison Artillery Companies go under canvas this evening at the forts, and will-engage in night-firing each evening throughout Easter. The targets are to he towed out in the stream, and this feature .should prove a decided attraction to the men themselves.

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EASTER ENCAMPMENT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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