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VOLUNTEER CAMPS. A CHESTER ARTILLERY AT KNOTT END. FIRE DISCIPLINE COMPETITION. (By Our Own Reporter.) On Friday, in fine and pleaeant weather, General Lyttelton, accompanied by his staff, inspected three batteries of thecorpsatgundrill. In the morning the marching drill competition took place. Result: 3rd Battery Squad, under Sergeant • Major Boyd, first lat Battery, Sergt. Pearson, sooond; 2nd Battery (Sandy- croft), Sergt. Tregilgas, third. One point divided the first and second. The result of the brigade tent oompeb tion was: Corporal Watkins, 1st Battery tent, 1st; Corpl. Catlierall, 2nd Battery, 2nd On Friday evening there was a general exodus of the Volunteers to Blackpool and other places of interest. It had been arranged that the brigade should strike camp early on Saturday morning and leave in time to reach Chester about noon but at the last minute the railway company intimated that it would be impossIùle to run a special train until late on the Saturday afternoon. The arrange- ments had, therefore, to be upset. Instead of nsing before the sun the men were permitted to rest until the usual hour. Then after the usual morning duties the work of striking camp was begun. Bed, blankets, tents, &c., were all returned to the stores, the work keeping the men busily engaged until noon. After dinner until about four o'clock little was done, and about the latter hour the brigade formed up under the command of Captain Dickson and marched out of camp. They were headed by the band of the Sheffield Artillery, and received a warm send-off, the Cheshires being general favourites with the inhabitants. The journey home was accomplished in good time. and the ancient city was reached about 8 p.m. The Sandycroft battery continued their journey to Flintshire. During their march through the streets of the city, the 1st and 3rd Batteries, headed by their band, which has made excellent and praise- worthy progress under their efficient instructor, Bandmaster Stretford, attracted general attention. The men were all sunburnt and presented a fine soldierly appearance. At the Drill Hall the batteries were dismissed, a successful and bene- ficial year's work being brought to a close by the band playing the National Anthem. 2ND V.B.R.W.F. NOTES FROM SCARBOROUGH. FIELD MOVEMENTS. (From a Correspondent.) The North Willes Border Volunteer Infantry Brigade, who were encamped on the Scar- borough Rawioouroo W;¡¡rly 4,000 strong last week, had their fim-t- field day on Thursday. The Brigade comprised five very smart bat- talions, viz., 1st and 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers (headquarters Wrexham and Hawarden), 1st, and 2nd Shropshire Light Infantry (headquarters Shrewsbury and Newport.), and the 1st Horefowl- shire (headquarters Hereford). The 1st R. W. F. and 2nd S.L.I, were ordered to take up a posi- tion extending for some distanoo from Baron Albert's Towe, and to hold it. They were sup- posed to bo a defensive force which had been ordered to retreat from Scarborough to York, but found the railway line broken just beyond Scarborough, and they were therefore obliged to take up a defensive position and hold their own as well as they could. The other throe battalions were part of a force that had landed at. Hull, and were advancing Northwards, and this column was ordered to secure Scarborough. Some of tho troops moved out shortly after 7.30 to take up their positions for the attack, and tho defence force left tiliortly afterwards. Col. Wynne Edwards (ltit Royal W-elch) was in charge of the defensive force and Col. Howard McLean (1st S.L.I.) was in charge of tho attacking force. The two foroes quickly got into touch, and a keen morning's fighting took place. The attack was pushed vigorously home and the defence offered was very stubborn. At about, noon the "Ce-ase fire" sounded and the battalions marched back to camp, after a very instructive morning's work. The umpires for the day con- sisted of the acting brigadier ((Col. Scoby), let I-Ierefords), the brigade major (Capt. C mfre- ville), the transport officer, Ca.pt. Cowling. Col. Swayne and Capt. leather. On Friday the battalions wore inspected in outpost and other work by General Ovens, of Newcastle, who had arrived at Scarborough the previous night and had slept, in camp. Each battalion was given different work to do. so that the General was able to judge of the general efficiency of the brigade. The day's work gave every satisfaction. On Saturday the 1st V.B. Royal VVelsh Fusiliers struck camp and marched off, having had their kit and camp inspection the previous day. They were heartily cheered when leaving by their comrades of the 2nd V.B. R. W.F., whoe-o band, together with that of the IMt, Herefords, played them out of camp as a compliment. The remainder of the brigade were inspected on Saturday morning by ColoneP Bcohy, acting brigadier, who expressed his great. satisfaction with the very smart turnout of the brigade. The men have thoroughly enjoyed themselves under canvas, and it. was generally agreed that the 1907 camp has been a very enjoyable and instructive one. The health of the camp has been excellent. On Sunday the camp was struck, and the battalions entrained for home.

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