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TERRITORIALS' WEEK-END UNDER CANVAS. One of the best week-end camps spent under canvas was experienced at Leominster, when the 1st Battalion the Herefordshire Regiment pitched tents in a field adjoining the Station. The Battalion only mustered 100 men, and the absence of such a large proportion was perhaps owing to the announcement being given only two days previous to the commencement of the camp, and most of the men had no doubt arranged to spend the Whitsun holidays elsewhere. Amongst the officers attending were :—Capt. and Adjutant Prince, Colonel Harris, Capt. A V Holman, Lieut. Speer, Lieut. Caple. The fatigue party started out on Friday for the purpose of erecting the tents, and the following day (Saturday) all the tents were occupied. Nothing was done that day, only by those who arrived early on the Saturday morning, and were taken out to do some firing practice. Early Sunday morning everybody was busy cleaning their scarlet tunics, for it was announced that an inspection was to be held at 10.15, which was to be followed by a church parade. Breakfast was leady by 8 o'clock. After the inspection the Battalion fparaded to the Parish Church, preceded by a bugle band, and at the commencement of the service the National Anthem was played by the organist, the congtegation standing. At 12.30 the Battalion marched back to camp, whfere they were regaled with roast beef, potatoes and peas. After dinner they were at liberty. On the following morning (Whit-Monday) camp was astir at 5.30 getting ready for a two hours' drill in the adjoining field, at which several N.C.O.'s who were in for promotion were instructed to, put the men though the movements. Breakfast was then partaken of, and at 9.30 a shooting competi- tion was held on the Leominster range, at which all the N.C.O.'s and men competed. None of the three local men were fortunate in winning anything, though Sergt. Howard was leading by three points half-way through. After dinner the men were paid off and returned te their different destinations after an enjoyable week-end being spent.

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