With better weather the cavalry are doing increased duty. Signalling and squad drills in firing exercise take up the time between morning and afternoon mounted drills. The volley firing takes platfe on Friday. A number of men experienced rather a lively time on the Beach yesterday morning by getting into a quicksand, and although things looked bad for a time all were able to go on with the drill shortly afterwards. All the members are pleased to see Captain Stronaoh in charge again, his resignation having been cancelled. On his appearance on the ground yesterday to take charge of the camp he was greeted with a hearty oheer.
An additional contingent, comprising some half dozen men, arrived from Oamaru last night. The Hussars paraded through the City last night, headed by the Garrison Band, and commanded by Captain Chaffey, Lieutenants Robin, Allen, Nicoll, and Keid. There were about eighty horsemen altogether, and the line of route was as follows: —From the camp through South Dunedin and along Princes and George streets to Knox Church, returning to the Imperial Hotel, thence back to and round the Octagon, along Princeß street, and out to the camp by way of Anderson Bay road and the Queen's Drive. The annual general meoting of the troop was held in the camp last night, Lieutenant Robin occupying the chair. It was deoided to obtain patrol jackets for undress uniform, a motion to have stable jackets being lost. Handsome prizes (the gifts of DrCoughtrey) were presented to Corporal Samson and Trooper Palmer, the winners of the rescue race last year. Dr Coughtrey also forwarded a trophy to be disposed of as the Sports Committee wished.
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THE HUSSARS., Evening Star, Issue 8045, 23 October 1889
THE HUSSARS. Evening Star, Issue 8045, 23 October 1889
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