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ARMY AND VOLUNTEERS. ON SALISBURY PLAIN. THE CHESHIRE BRIGADE. LAST DAYS OF THE CAMP. lFROM: OUR CORRESPONDENT.] Friday dawned fine, and the Cheshire Volunteer Infantry Brigade were early astir, it being an im- portant field day. By 8 o'clock the camp was practically deserted. The forces were divided. The 1st and 5th Battalions (the Greys), under the com- mand of Colonel Sir W. Shackerley, moved out to the neighbourhood of Netheravon and took up a strong position to oppose the other half of the Brigade, 3rd and 4th Battalions (the Reds), who were under the command of Colonel W. Mothersill, and were advancing from Andover to attack. After ,Pourf °* manoeuvring the umpires held that the advance had been checked. The Brigade Bearer Company accompanied the attacking force. The whole of the battalions then had a "review," each marching past the Brigadier, Colonel A. E. Ommanney and his staff. They arrived back in camp at 4 o'clock. On Saturday the same manoeuvres were gone through as on the previous day, with the forces reversed and with the same result, the battalions arriving in camp a little earlier-3 o'clock p.m. The Bearer Company did not accompany either forces on this day, but were exercised with- in the camp, having three parades, at 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m., and 1.30 p.m. The afternoon was mainly spent by the men in preparing for the return hon.e. In the evening the camp was enlivened by a Military Torchlight Tattoo," the whole of the bands being massed at a centre point of the parade ground. The bugles and drums of the combined battalions marched and counter- marched on the parade ground, blowing the different calls for the close of the day, namely, first and last post, &c. This was a most stirring spectacle, and very successfully carried out. Chester people will remember something similar last summer in the Grosvenor Park, but of course on a minor scale. On Sunday morning reveille was sounded by three o'clock, and by 5.15 a.m. the 1st Volunteer Battalion had left camp for Ludgershall. Eight o'clock saw the camp cleared by all except the respective fatigue parties. After a quick run the Bearer Company arrived in Chester at 1.5 p.m., and were dismissed at the Drill Hall by 1-40 p.m. The camp has been a. most instructive one to the members of the Bearer Company, it being the first year of their existence as a separate unit.

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