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ITHE GLOUCESTER YEOMANRY TRAINING.

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THE GLOUCESTER YEOMANRY TRAINING. I The Return from Camp. The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars con- cluded their fifteen days' training at Patcham, near Brighton, on Friday, and returned home on Saturday, the first train, carrying Gloucester and Ledbury troops, leaving Preston Park siding at 5.20 a.m. and arriv- ing at Gloucester at 10.45. Very little work was done on the last day, only a short regimental scheme being carried out in the morning. At 1 o'clock there was a large gathering of officers, non-commis- sioned officers, and men in the recreation tent, when a presentation was made, to Capt. A. Carton de Wiart, who this year concludes his three years' period as adjutant to the regiment. Colonel Playne, comman- ding the regiment, spoke appreciatively of the excellent work done during the training, and congratulated the non-commissioned officers and men upon their general efficiency. The gift to the adj utant, which was in the form of an inscribed silver salver, was handed to Capt. Carton de Wiart by Regi- mental-Quartermaster-Sergeant E. Wood- man, whose remarks as to the esteem in which the adjutant was held were received with heartiest applause. The adjutant, in acknowledging the gift, paid a tribute to the keenness of the non-commissioned officers and men, and said the success of the train- ing had been very largely due to them. At the conclusion of Capt. Carton de Wiart's speech For he's a jolly good fellow was heartily sung. After tea the squadron leaders said Good bye" to the squadrons in the mess tents. Major Palmer, commanding A Squadron, expressed high appreciation of the work done during the training, and congratulated Sergt.-Major Cooper on the efficiency shown by the recruits, especially 10 important matters of detail. Major Palmer then pre- sented the squadron prizes as follows: Musketry 1, Lance-Corpl T. 0. Springfield (Winchcombe); 2 Trooper Lefaux (Chelten- ham). Recruits 1, equal, G. K. Watts (Winchcombe) and Rees (Cheltenham); 2 H. Clifford. Recruit's prize for general efficiency, G K Watts. Best owned horse Sergt. Burroughs. Best hired horse, Trooper Minnett. These prizes were given by Major Palmer and the other officers. Major Palmer said he would be delighted again to welcome the squadron at Fairford Park for their annual outing in July, and these pro- ceedings concluded with For he's a jolly good fellow and cheers for Major Palmer and the other officers. The regimental prize for the best horse was won by Trooper E. C. Pope, B Squadron. On Friday a horse belonging to rrooper W. H. White, Ledbury, was shot, it having been seriously inj ured by a kick. The Band, under Bandmaster Frank Dawes, whose playing at dinner-time during camp has been much appreciated, also played during Friday afternoon. Though carried out near a fashionable holiday resort, and having facilities for amusement of a kind not usually attainable at a Yeomanry camp, the training has been by no means a holiday, a full day's work being carried out almost every day. The beautiful weather which favoured most of the train- ing continued until Friday night, when it broke up with a severe thunderstorm. Throughout the afternoon heavy thunder rolled round the hills and from the direction of the sea, and about 9 o'clock the storm broke over the camp, flashes of vivid light- ning which lit up the whole country and the accompanying thunder following each other in quick succession. After having rolled away, it returned about 2 o'clock, when there was another heavy storm, but fortunately the horses remained quiet, and it was not raining when the Gloucester and Ledbury Troops, with some men from other districts. left camp at 3.30, as day was breaking over the Downs.

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