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The mounted troops who have been in. - camp at Tahuna Park throughout this week have had anything but an'" agreeable"time. Many of the, tents have leaked badly, and, yesterday the severe wind proved too strongv for several nf them, which collapsed, greatly to the discomfort of the occupants, Not-. ; withstanding all adverse circumstances; - however, a good deal of useful work has been put in, and the time has by no means been wasted. During the last day or two the ground has been so wet that it was impbs- ' aible to go through the usual horse drill, but_ the spacious shed accommodation was utilised and the individual corps drilled there, on foot. Each corps visited the Pelichet Bav range, and there went through their annual volley and independent firing. This morning the camp was visited by Colonel Pole Penton and Colonel Webb, and the former conducted the inspection of the men in the shed. This afternoon the "men were to be paraded before the commandant, flub owing to the state of the weather there was a probability of that being postponed. It has been decided to bring the camp to an end to-morrow afternoon, and the troops from Christchurch and North Otago will return home by a special train leaving here about nine o'clock in the evening. It was intended to hold a military sports tournament to-morrow afternoon, but as the ground is practically under water that fixture has been abandoned. We understand, however, that, weather permitting, a display and v manoeuvres by the different troops will be given after two o'olock, to which all friends of the troops are invited. This evening a smoke concert will be held at the camp, and friends of the troopers are invited.

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THE CAVALRY CAMP., Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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THE CAVALRY CAMP. Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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