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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE

B Battery Artiller/ paraded at the Garrison Hall in marching order at 7 15 p.m. on Wednesday, and proceeded to their camp at Waverley. There was an excellent muster, the parade state being Captain Chalmer, Lieutenants Morris and Baron, 1 sergeantmajor, 4 sergeants, 3 corporals, 4 bombardiers, 1 trumpeter, and 37 gunners ; total, 53 out of the 58 on tho roll. The Battery left the hall at 8.5 p.m., and, marching through Anderson Bay, reached camp at 9.10 p.m. The camp is pleasantly situated on a flat behind Major Beal's house, and was pitched by the Permanent Artillery, assisted by a squad from the Battery, on Wednesday afternoon. The men are very comfortable, and the commissariat arrangements, which are under the charge of Bittery Quartermaster-sergeant Stewart, seem to give every satisfaction. This morning the men were exercised at their guns by their sergeants under Lieutenant Baron, Captain Chalmer taking charge of a squad for instruction in range-finding with the telemeter, Lieutenant Morris being officer of the day. Sergeant-major Burburv, of the Permanent Artillery, proceeds to the camp tonight to'act as instructor. The B Battery, City Guards, North Dunedin Rifles, Highland Rifles, Engineers, and Garrison Band paraded at the Garrison Hall last night to go into camp for instruction for a week. The rifle companies, under the command of Captain E. R. Smith, were marched to Forbury Park, headed by the Garrison Band, while the members of B Battery, under Captain Chalmer, proceeded to Waverley. _ The tentß had been pitched by the members of the Permanent Artillery. After early drill this morning the men were at liberty to attend to their daily duties, and return to camp this evening. Lieutenantcolonel Webb accompanied the rifle companies to their camp. The total number in camp is 208, which is distributed among the various companies as follows:—Staff 5, Engineers 58, City Guards 52, North Dunedin Rifles 50, Highland Rifle 3 43, and the B Battery 53.

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE, Issue 10462, 4 November 1897

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE Issue 10462, 4 November 1897

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