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ARMY AND VOLUNTEERS. I CAERGWRLE VOLUNTEERS. I The annual supper and distribution of prizes took place in the Drill Hall, Caergwrle, last week. Capt. Clark presided, being supported by Col. C. E. Willes, Lieutenant Gordon Allison, the Rev. G. H. Duder, Messrs. Trevor Roper, S. G. Allison, J. R. Pearson, Sam Eccleston, S. J. Young, etc. Captain dark referred to the work of the com- pany for the past year. They ended up with a etrength of 98, 96 being efficient. The two in- efficients were injured' in the course of their em- ployment which oompelled them to refrain from takmg any part in active Volunteering. The battalion musketry returns shewed they were the best shooting oompany for the year—(loud cheers)—64.4 being their figure of merit, the next being 59 points. Sergeant W. Piercey was the best company shot-(hea r' hear)-with a soore of 99, equal with the best shot of the battalion. He congratulated the company on the work they did in camp. F Company at the Flint County Rifle Association meeting this year nearly suc- ceeded in carry off the Ladies' Bowl. With the oonsent of the oommanding officer he was going to purchase a special target machine which he had seen in London and had explained to him by the inventor personally. With this machine they I would find that all of them oould improve them- selves by thirty or forty per oent. Average shots I after a few weeks' training with the machine would be very good shots. Before asking Colonel Willes to present the prizes, he asked them to drink his health. They were all conscious that Colonel Willes in taking over the command of the company from Colonel Sheriff Roberts had paid the battalion a very great compliment. Colonel VVtlles, on rosing, was lustily cheered, this being his first appearance at Caergwrle sinoe he has taken command. He congratulated the company on being one of the best in the battalion. Camp was a most important thing for a Volunteejy and he hoped in the coming year they would have a fortnight. camp. lie con- gratulated the company on their very excellent officers. They were lucky enough to secure an excellent subaltern in Mr. Allison. Although only lately joined, he would make an excellent soldier. (Hear, hear.) Moreover, he thought that Mr. Trevor Roper would be likely to join th-em-(Ioud cheers)—and when they got him they would have their full complement of offioers, and with Sergt.-Instructor Ridings they would have all they possibly wanted. He thought the next camp would be at Conway. It was very likely that his Majesty the King would have a review of Welsh Volunteers, and he had attended a meet- ing at Hereford for that purpose, and the result was that the authorities at Shrewsbury would be asked to approach the King. He hoped if this oame off the battalion would turn up to a man. He was very glad to be back again in the 2nd Battalion. (Loud cheers.)—Colonel Willes then presented the prizes, some of them being:— Subscription prize for trained Volunteers: Bugle Major E. Gnmthg. JB2; Sergt. Wm. Roberts, £ 1 15S.; Col.-Sergt. Trevor Jones, :Cl. 10s. Drill prizes: Sergt. Wm. Roberts, J62 and the Duke of Westminster's cup; Lanoe-Sergt. A. L. Wynne. jBl. 15s.; Q.M.S. Tom Davies, jBl. 10S. Mr. Sam Ecclestone's match rifle was won by Bugle-Major Griffiths, who also won Captain Breese's cup. This cup having been won three times, becomes his own property. HAWARDEN VOLUNTEERS. I SUPPER AND PRIZES. I I .? I ine annual supper and distribution of prizes in connection witli the Hawarden Company of Volunteers (2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers) took place at the Glynne Arms Hotel on Tues- day. Captain H. Swetenham presided, and among others present were Hon. Colonel J. Sheriff Roberts, Captain Clark, Captain Hurlbutt, Majpr Dyson, Col.-Sergeant W. Kelly and Col.-Sergeant Morgan, and Sergt.-Major Claridge. Colonel Willes (in command of the battalion) was un- avoidably absent.—Captain Swetenham said the efficiency of the company was well maintained. Morris tube shooting was now provided at Queen's Ferry. He thought that the difficulty which had arisen in connection with the band was now over. They had the kind assistance of several members of the F and K Companies, and the total number was now 24, which exceeded the former number. He felt confident that in the course of a few months they would have one of the best bands in the neighbourhood. The captain touched on the recent review of the Scotch Volunteer forces bv the King, and expressed the hope that it might be found possible for the Welsh Volunteers to be similarly favoured. He expressed his thanks to the generous donors of prizes, and stated that next year's camp would probably be at Conway,, and would be for a fortnight. The prizes were then distributed by Hon. Colonel J. Sheriff Roberts (late commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion), as follows:—Challenge Cup (drill CLSUSS company shooting), Sergeant Catherall 171 points. Cup, best corporal, Lance-Corporal R. Jones, 161 points. Cup, best ordinary member, Private E. Bellis, 130 points. Cup, best recruit, Private D. BrotherstoYie, 180 points. Drill Prizes: 1st section, Sergt. Bellis; 2nd section, Sergt. Catherall; 3rd seotion, Sergt. Davies; 4th section, Sergt. Bailey. Band Attendance Prizes: Lance-Corporal Bellis, Private E. Bellis, Private H. Bellis, Private T. A. Croft, Private McDonald, Private W. Jones and Private W. J. Williams. Best Section: Sergt. Bellis (No. 1), points 19.2. Recruits' Prizes; Private Brotherstone, 23 points; Private Latham, 19 points; Private Welsh. 17 points. Marksmen's Prizes: Sergt.-Major Claridge, 1; Sergi., Catherall 2; Lance-Corporal R. Jones, 3; Sergt. H. Jones 4; Serst. J. Bailey. 5: Co moral F. 11 r, l l Col. Sergt. G. Bailey, 7; Lance-Corporal Fennah. 8; Lance-Corporal F. Bellis, 9; Private A. Hughes. 10; and Private E. Bellis, il. Marks- men, 2nd Class: Private H. Jones, 1; Private Evan Ellis, 2; Private McDonald, 3. Maxin Gun Firing: Private C. Williams, 1; Private E. Ellis, 2; Private H. Ellis, 3. Shooting Club Prizes.: 1st Class, Sergt.-Major Claridge, I: Sergt. Catheradl, 2. 2nd Class: Lance-Corporal R. Jones, 1; Sergt. J. Bailey, 2; Lance-Corporal F. Bellis, 3. A pleasing feature of the evening was the presen- tation to Hon. Colonel Sheriff Roberts of a silver card basket from the non-commissioned offioers a.nd men of the 2nd Battalion on his retirement from the command. The gift was inscribed as follows: Presented to Colonel J. Sheriff Roberts by the non-commissioned offioers and men of the 2nd V.B. Royal Welch Fusiliers, as a mark of their esteem and regard, and with every good wisii for his future success. 1905. The presentation was made by Sergt.-Major Claridge in suitable terms. —Colonel Roberts said he wa.s deeply touched at this token of goodwill, and would treasure it. He had already received another PRESENT from the offioers. The records of the battalion were enough to make anyone proud to command it. He had received the loyal co-operation of the officers and also the non-commissioned officers and men at all times, and he gave up the command to his successor with great regret. He would always take the greatest interest in the battalion and further it's interests. He was still connected wth the battalion as honorary colonel. (Applause.) The remainder of the evening was spent in a con- vivial way.

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