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THIRD V.B. WELSH. FIELÐ DAY AT CAERPHILLY. On Saturday afternoon the members of the Cardiff and Penarth Detachments of the 3rd V B. Welsh held a field day at Caerphilly, Colonel Gaskell was in command, and among those on parade were Major Jamer, Captain and, Adjunant Roger, Major Vaughan, Major David, Captain Ward, Lieutenants Wilson, J. 6. Gaskell, F. H. Gaskell, Simpson, and Blessley. The general idea was that an eastern force had landed at Newport, and marching on Ponty- pridd, which is held by a western force. The special idea was that at 5 p.m. on the 27th August the position is as follows:—Scouts have reported the presence of the enemy (infantry only) on Cefn ODn Ridge, øeoth of Caerphilly. Three companies (represented by a detachment of the 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment) are detailed to clear the ridge and cover the advance of the main body on Caerphilly. On arrival at Caer- philly at 4 o'clock the attack opened beyond Rudry House, the left flank being undgr Lieut. Simpson, the two frontal companies being under Major Vaughan and Captain Ward, and the right flank under Major David. The defending force was under Lieut. F. D. Gaskell. The whole manoeuvres weve admirably carried oat, Colonel Gaskell at the close expressing himself as highly pleased. After the "cease fire" sounded the men marched to the New House, the residence of Colonel Gaskell, where refresh- ments were provided, and subsequently the men reached Cardiff shortly before 10 o'clock after a tramp of some 15 miles. In all 300 turned out. They stood the long march splendidly, and came back in good style.

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