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VOLUNTEER INSPECTION.

THE HUSSARS.

The Hrfisarn ftil in ut 7 a.m. in review order for inspection on the Racecourse by Gen r rs>'< Kilw.ivcta., the Otago Hussar.) in their fu idri::,3 uniform. The general arrived or. t.L■ • ground fit 7.20 a.m., and after inspecting tli" line too't post :it the reviewing point; smi ihc Cavalry thou marched past b» squadron*, ranked' past in single files, and galloped past by squadrons. » Fieli movements were then commenced and carried out at a very rapid pace, changes of front, dismounted practices with carbines, and sword! exercises being gone through, The geneial expressing a wish to see some of the troov officers take command of the line, Lieutenant Robin of the Otago Hussars was ordered to ilo so, and after a number of movements, rev ersals of front by wheel-about of troops, etc.. Captain Stronach assumed the command and worked the line until the conclusion of the in spection. The troops then returned to camp about nine o'oloek, and undoubtedly devoured the largest breakfast they had had while in camp, having been up since reveille at 5 a.m. THE CADETS. The cadets mustered at the Garrison Hall at ooon, and were inspected by Colonel Hume, who was attended by Surgeon Coughtrey. Sergeant-major Towler, drill instructor, was in charge, and there were also present Colonel "Wales and Major Gordon. The parade state was as follows : Lawrence High School.—22 cadets. Wetherstone School.—l capUin, 2 sergeant*, 1 busier, 11 cadets ; total, IS. Ontram School.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 6 sergeants, 4 corporals, 27 cadets; total, 39. Dunedin High Sohool.—l captain, 1 lieutenant, 5 sergeants, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, 28 cadets; total, 37. THE VOLUNTEERS.

At two o'clock the volunteers mustered in front of the Garrison Hall, and on forming into battalions made a very creditable display. The country corps were well represented, and it is to the credit of our volunteer defences that 819 men managed to pat in an appearance out of a total strength for the district of 1,252. Colonel Wales and Major Gordon were in command. The men were marched on to the Reclaimed Ground, and at 3 p.m. a move was made for Tahuna Park, which will be the scene of the inspection by General Edwards and the Defence Minister. Appended is the parade state : Ordnance Battalion. Staff. Lieutenant - oolonel Jack, Captain - commandant Goldie, Staff-sergeant H'Kay. Ordnance Band.—l bandmaster and 19 bandsmen; total, 20. Peninsula Navala.—l captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 sublieutenant, 1 sergeant, i corporals, 1 bugler, Si men; total, 43. Port Chalmers Naval Artillery.—l captain, 2 sergeants, 2 corporals, 46 men; total, 61. Dunedia Naval Artillery. 1 captain, 2 sublieutenants, 3 sergeants, 4 corporals, 68 men; total, 18. Engineers. 1 oaptain, 2 lieutenants, 1 colorsergeant, 8 sergeants, 2 buglers, 34 men; total, 48. L Battery (Port Chalmers Artillery).—l captain. 1 lieutenant, 1 color-sergeant, 3 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 bugler, 16 men; total, 26. B Battery (Dunedin Artillery).—l captain, 2 I'eutenants, 1 color-se.'geant, 4 sergeants, 8 corporals, 36 men; total, 46. No. 1 Battalion. Stiff.—Mi jor Cation, Sergeant-major Harrison. Garrison Band.—l bandmaster, 1 band sergeant, 1 corporal. 26 bandsmen; total, 29. City Guards.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 colorsergeant, 4 sergeants, 3 corporals, 1 bugler, 33 men ; total, 48. North Dunedin Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 color-sergeant, 4 sergeants, 3 corporals, 1 bugler, 36 men; total, 48. Highland Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 4 sergeants, 2 corporals, 1 bugler, 28 men; total, 38. Irish Rifles. 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 oolorssrgeant, 4 sergeants, 4 corporals, 1 bugler, 29 men; total, 42. South District Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 color-sergeant, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, 28 men; total. 30. Wakari Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 colorsergeant, 2 sergeants, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, 80 men; total, 88. No. 2 (Cooktry) Battalion. Staff.—Major Andrews, Major Small, Sergeantmajor Towler. Country Volunteer Band.—l bandmaster, 1 sergeant, 2 corporals, 21 bandsmen ; tot&l, 25. Brace Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 3 sergeants,. 1 cnrponl, 28 men; total, 35. East Taieii Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 5 sergeants, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, 30 men ; total, 40. Waitahuna Rifles—l captain, 2 lieutenants,Ssergeants, 2 corporals, 1 bugler, 29 men; total, 88. Toapeka Rifles.—l captain, 2 lieutenants, 2 sergeants, 1 corporal, 1 bugler, 26 men; total, 33. Eaitangata Rifles.—l captain, i iituttaants, S sergeants, 2 corporals, 88 men; total, 48. Weßt Taieri Rifles.—l captain, 1 lieutenant, 4 sergeants, 3 corporals, 1 bngler, IS men; total, S3.

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VOLUNTEER INSPECTION., Issue 8048, 26 October 1889

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VOLUNTEER INSPECTION. Issue 8048, 26 October 1889

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