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7 MILITARY PROGRAMME.

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7 MILITARY PROGRAMME. SCHEME IN BRIEF. t ■ CENTRAL IDEA. ESTABLISHMENT OF THREE ARMY CORPS. FORCES AT HOMII AT PRESENT MOMENT. Regulars 98,000 Reservists 12,000 Yeomanry 7000 Militia 77,000 Volunteers 21.5,1)00 t;' h Total. 409,000 NEW REGULAR FORCES TO BE RAISED. Line 12 Battalions. Line (Reserve emergency) 17 Battalions. Field Artillery 36 Batteries. Horse Artillery 7 Batteries. Cavalry 4 Regiments. ROYAL ARTILLERY, ARMY 8ERVICH CORPS, AND ENGINEERS. Sumcient to be raised for two more Army Corps. MII.ITIA. Pay to be put on a par with that oftthe Regu- tars. The whole force to be embodied for three or four months, instead of one. Increased facilities for target practice., Greater transport accommodation. YHOMANRY. Each regiment te be invited to go under canvas for a month. Pay correspondingly increased. Each regiment to be invited to give a trOop apiece to form a brigade of mounted infantry for this year. VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY. To be provided with new guns, and to be én- couraged to train up to three months annually. VOLUNTEERS. To be armed with the most modern weapons. Any volunteer battalion may enlist up to 1000. Where in excess of or approximately 1000, a second battalion may be formed. Increased capitation grant. The whole force to be encouraged to train under canvas for a month annually. More ranges to be made available. Hired transport to be paid for by Government. A mounted infantry detachment of each battalion so be encouraged, where it will not interfere with Yeomanry recruiting. OFFICERS. Cominissions in the Army to be offered to Militia officers, the Colonies, the Universities, and some public schools. Officers to be taken^ffoth cfhef Reserve. t ■ MBN. A larger proportion to be taken on three years' engagements. NET RJE3UET IN FtOCEBB. A(lditiotis'to Re-tilar*Ariny -30,000 Additions to Auxiliary Forces 50,000 Total 80,000

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