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Flintshire Territorial Association.


Flintshire Territorial Association. A meeting of the Flintshire Territorial Force Association was held at Mold on Fri- day last, when there were present: Col. H. R. Lloyd Howard, C.B. (chairman), Col. R. H. Dunn, Lieut.-Col. P. H. Johnston, C.M.G., Col. Basil E. Philips (officer com- manding 5th BatT. Royal Welsh Fusiliers), Col. J. Sheriff Roberts, V.D., Major P. T. Davies-Cooke, Major J. M. Gibson, V.D., Capt. W. R. K. Mainwaring, Mr Hugh Peel, Quartermaster Claridge, and the Sec- retary (Major T. M. Keene). CAERGWRLE DRILL HALL. The question of increasing the accommo- dation of the Caergwrle Drill Hall (F Com- pany) was discussed, and was favourably re- garded by the Association. It was resolved that the same be referred to the War Office for approval. SEALAND RANGE. Several matters in connection with the new range at Sealand were considered and referred for War Office sanction, including tenders for construction of firing points, butts, etc., the estimate of the West Ches- hire Water Co. for providing a water sup- ply, and the offer of the Great Central Rail- way Co. to provide a "halt" for the troops using the range. 0 STRENGTH OF 5th BATTALION. The present strength of the 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers was reported to be 28 officers and 974 men of other ranks, being two officers and 95 men under the full com- pliment. CONNAH'S QUAY DRILL HALL. The question of increased accommodation at the Connah's Quay Drill Hall was brought up for consideration, and it was resolved that plans and estimates for the same be obtained from Messrs. John II Davies and Sons, Chester. DRLL HALL FOR BUCKLEY. With reference to the new drill station appointed at Buckley, it was reported that arrangements were in progress for the erec- tion of a drill hall, and that there was every probability of-a strong and efficient com- pany. VOLUNTARY AID ORGANISATION. A communication was read from the County Director of the Voluntary Aid Or- ganisation calling attention to the fact that in some counties the work of the detach- ment was organised by the Territorial Asso- ciation, while in others th?" St. John Am- bulance Association or the British Red Cross Society were the responsible bodies. The writer favoured the work of organisa- tion being dealt with by the Territorial Associations. It was stated that a communicafion had already been addressed to the War Office on behalf of the Association embodying the views expressed by the Director. A letter from the War Office was read, inquiring the number, if any, of discharged soldiers employed by the Association and the units under their administration. The Secretary said the information called for had been furnished, and it was resolved that the War Office be informed that the Association and units, as far as possible, give preference to discharged soldiers and reeerve men. L


Motor Notes.