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Colonel Webb has received instructions" I from Wellington that the combined camp of mounted corps is to be heldatTahuna Park, commencing on the 9th inst. Captain Coleman will command. The corps attending will be the Canterbury Yeomanry, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, North Otago Mounted Rifles, Southland Mounted Rifles, and Otago Hussars. Each corps will make its own arrangements with regard to messing and forage. Endeavors are to be made to form an officers' mess. The men will receive 2a 6d per day for the first four days, and Is 6d for the following two days. Captain Coleman is expected to arrive in Dunedin on Wednesday next. Colonel Webb inspected the Engineer volunteers at the Garrison Hall on Wednesday evening, when there was a full muster iof the company. After a close examination Of the arms and accoutrements, the corps were exercised by their officers in company drill and the manual and firing exercises, and by Sergeant-major Towler in the physical drill with arms. Before leaving the parade, Colonel Webb expressed himself as well pleased with the appearance of the men. The arms were very clean, and the drill had. been most satisfactory. The parade state was: Captain Barclay, Lieutenants Ross and Johnston, 1 sergeant-major, 1 bugle-major, 1 quartermaster, 3 sergeants, 4 corporals, 2 buglers, 49 privates; total, 64. At a meeting of those members who are interested in cycling, held after parade, the advisability of forming a section for signalling purposes was discussed at length, those present being unanimously in favor of the proposal, and further arrangements for a cycling detachment will be made at an early date.

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10434, 1 October 1897