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COLONEL DAVIES AT HOME.

A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME. [FHOM Otrt OWN CORRESPONDENT.] LONDON, 14th January. The Inspecor-General of the New Zealand forces is getting an exceptionally complete insight into the administration and training of the troops in England. ' The War Office has lost no opportunity of putting him into a position to learn all that is to be learned of the science of military training and organisation, and he will return to New Zealand better equipped, possibly, than any colonial officer who has preceded him to England. Arriving in England in the milddle of I 1909, Colonel Davies proceeded first to attend the territorial manoeuvres on | Salisbury Plain, and from that he was attached to the 2nd Cavalry Brigade for a fortnight's training in the same part of England. In September he put in a week with the Third Division at divisional training in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, and five days in inter-diyis-ional training in the same locality. Then for a week he was attached to the Inspector-General (Sir John French), on the directing staff at the army manoeuvres. Coming up to London, he put in ten days attached to the Quar-termaster-General at the War Office (Sir H. C. Miles), and then five days at the Mounted Infantry School at Longmoor. The next three weeks were spent at the War Office with the Director of Mobilisation (Major-Genefal Ewart), and the Adjutant-General (Sir lan Hamilton), and on the Ist November he was again back with the cavalry at the school at Netheravon for a fortnight. Another three weeks was spent at the War Office with the Director of Staff Duties (Major-General Sir D. Haig), and the Director of Military Training (Brigadier-General Murray). Then he put in a week watching the winter training of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade at Canterbury. ■ After enjoying a week or two free during the holiday season, Colonel Davies will leave on Sunday for a staff conference at the college at Camberley, and then back to the Mounted Infantry School at Longmoor. In February and March he will be attached to the general and administuative [ staff at Aldershot, and pay visits to the Royal Military College and Staff College. April will be spent in the spring training with the 10th Infantry Brigade at Shorncliffe, and visits to the Arsenal at Wooli wich, the Ordnance College, and the Military Academy at Chatham. In May, the Inspector-General will be at battalion training at Shorncliffe, and the senior officer's course at Hythe, and the first week in June at artillery practice at Salisbury. He will also accompany the. Inspector-General on inspection tours, and attend staff rides and coast defence practices before his period in England ends in July.

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COLONEL DAVIES AT HOME., Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 44, 22 February 1910

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COLONEL DAVIES AT HOME. Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 44, 22 February 1910

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