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CARNARVON TERRITOR- IALS. ANNUAL DISTŒ{illEll'Tl'Ü'N OF PRIZES. G'BNiE'RAJL S'IIR. F. LLOYD AND NATIONAL DEiUyNCE. The annual distribution of prir.zs to i-he Carnarvon Company of the 6th .L,t. R.W. fusiliers, took place at tiiie \j-uiki nail, on Friday night'. iLiieu-t.-Colonel C. H. Darbi- shirt (commanding officer of the battalion) presided, and among cithers- present were Genera- Sir Francis Lloyd (commanding the Welsh Division), Colonel R. H. Dunn (com manding North Wales lnifantry Brigade), Captain Strick (General Staff), and Major H:. Jones-Roberts, iliajor R..Hf. Mills-Ro- berts, C.M.G., Captain John Evans, Captain T. Armstrong, and Lieut. Hiaimtet Roberts, of the 6tlx Batt. R. W.F., and Captain R. S. IRiansome, R.W.F., and the Mayor ('Alder- man J. T. Roberts). The Chairman, in opening the proceed- ings, said that a territorial soldier, in order to resist invasion, must be a-bla to march and shoot. and also learn discipline. (Shoot- ing was not merely pulling the trigger. A rifle was an intricate* sort/ of instrument, end before it would be possible to shoot well it, would! haw to be kept clean and used properly. Every territorial was allowed to have his own title so that he would know it as well as he knew his best girl (laughter). Moreover, it was necessary that he should have a deal head and eye. A man who drank too much, or smoked; too much, or abused himself in any way, was not aJble to we a rifle properly. The prizes given that night did not merely mean that a man had won a certain amount of money, b-ult it proved to a certain extenit that he had taken care of himself and that he was a respect- able citizen (hear, hear). It was the duty of every young man to train himself to de- fend his country iin time of need, and he might say. that if a young man joined the (territorial army he would learn nothing that was bad It was their endeavour to teach every young man to become a better citizen than when he joined, and teach him to standi straight and look every man in the face (cheers). The prizes were distributed by General Sir Francis Lloyd as follow: Trained soldiers. Firing: 2CO yards range: 1, La-nce-Sergeant W. H, Jones: 2, Sergeant J. E. Billing; 3, Pirlvates Evan Richard Jones f'"nd J. T. Symonds, equal; 5, Sergeant T. D. Williams and Corporal J. R. Jones, equal; 7, Lance-Corporal R. W'. Taylor and Private ired Hancock, equal; 9. Private Robert Hope; 10, Private W. G. Howel; 11. Private Wm. Jones (414); 12, Private Fred J. Sims; 13, Private D. J. Williams; 14 Private R. El Williams; 16, Private G. H. Heard. 500 yards range 1, Sergeant J. E. Bil- ling; 2. Private. Robert Hope; 3, Private Fred J. Smis; 4. I ^ance-S-prgeairtj, W. IT. Jones; 5, Sergeant T. D. Williams; 6, Pri- vaJtes FreM tilanecock arid G. H;. Heard, equal; 8, Private J. T. Symonds; 9, Cor- poral Roibcvrt Parry; 10, Sefrgeant John Williams; 11, Lance-Corporal R. W. Tay- lor • 12, Private WTm. Jones (414) 13, Cor- poral J.' It. Jones; 14, Private J. E. Wood; 15. Colour-Sergeant R. L. Jones. iAggregate 1, Sengeant J. L. Billing; i. Lance-Sergeant W. H. Jones; 3, Privates I Fred J. Sims and Robert Hope, equal. Judging distances: 1, Private John F. Henderson: Sergeant J. E. Billing; 3, Corporal Wm. M'orris and Privates 'R. O. rushes and Wm. Jones (808), equal.. (Recruits.—Filing 200 yards rangé: 1, Private Isaac Rloberits; 2, Private J. H,. Jones. 500 yards range: 1, Private Isaao Roberts; 2, Private Wm. Owen (790). Ag- gregate 1, Private Isaac Roberts. Sulbsequently General Lloyd delivered an I address. He said that- that meeting not only gave him an opportunity of knowing the officers and men of his company, but also off making; the acquainltance of many I others who were really the mainspring of the territoanal ann,y. He thanked the Mayor for coming there, because he looked upon mayoral support as one of the great- est factors that one could have in a town (hear, hear). Pie went on to say that he fegarded! the portion of the Royal Rloyal Fusilier Regiment which formed the North Wales Brigade, as one of the best in the tiarrirtori al anmy cheery. He had seen: them in the field and had watched them under difficult circumstances, and he was proud to eav that they were not behind any other section But they must not suppose that because he had given them a word of reraise nothing further to be done. L> soldier, in of the Empire be micht bo, could afford to stand stnl Miear hear). He wanted everv member of the territorial force to be able to enjoy Hansel f. Last year the division went- uo camp at Aberystwyth, but this year for some strategic reasons it would go to Pem- brokeshire. and he would have to visit, that part of the1 country shortly to look tor manoeuvring gToiind. Speaking of the utility of the territorial forces, Sir irancis !Llovd said that it was possible, and even probable, that this country would witness an invasion perhaps within a short time, though it was not for him to say what the hostile Power mieht be nor where it might come from, but when it came it would ren- der living in these islands impossible. It was the opinion of some people that there was nothing to fear so long as we had a powerful fleet, No doubt » was the first of all necessities, but as our fleets mieht be called upon to proted our interpcwt"1 in distant) parts of the woritt. 1t. was obvious that we should require some- thing to firuard our cwn shores. Then n was said that we had a re^lar arniy True and ha believed our army to be m a*h^ a state of efficiency as any Ituwpe (cheers) We were rather apt to decry oui SrUod. 1-e thmrfit tot there,™ sameltimes .# tendency to overdo it'. With regard to odr r^v. at any rate, he was in A position to sav that it was hig 1> and well trained. 'Fven then we relv upon our regular army alone, beca they would be reouired at what was called tonig range—we wo'"H have to protect- India and our colomies. Were we going to have a conscript armv? He would pay no. What we must have was what we had got,. name. ly. a territorial armv. for the Di-otection of our fhores. R-ome was not built in a day. and fhev could not make an army in two veairs. It was not possnble tWat the tenriifaor ifll arm-' could ever be afJ highly trained as •the rel^JnlN a-rntV', Ihelrnuse though th«y MiZlht, n'lV.e not.tor ma+^nal than the regular armv' thev could not ha^e as much time train a? the regular soldiers But h« dad 'o not m the lea^t d^v^air of the te-nutorial Bolder. TTe was av+vatti«1v good material, a man of great intelli^ and if he put h;s iv,+r> ir* Trorl- he honestlv bellied +ha+ he w-rVl "1'' to such a high 1n,-pl ..JKlp fowith^rtdanv invasion. prmv renrocented not, the Kriri+ Tnil'+arim hut, that of patriotism Kriri+ "t Tnil'+arim hut, that of patriotism

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