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Saturday 27 March 1915 - Evesham and District Volunteer Training Corps Drill

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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On Sunday the company fell in under the Commander, who was in his cadet uniform, as a major of the C.L.B., in the Market Place at 3p.m., when they marched up High street and Greenhill to a field in Norton adjoining Twyford House. The company, which was over 50 strong, was then divided into 3 sections; No. 1 under Mr H. L. Richards; No.2 under Mr Guy Bell; while No.3, chiefly being composed of Badsey men, Mr G. E. Jones (the hon. Secretary of the corps at Badsey) was selected as commander of  this section.  The company drilled for over an hour on the farm, being put through some movements, which they had not had for some time, which were new to a good many men who have recently joined. The company marched back through the town, being dismissed in the Market Place at 5 p.m. All the men looked as if they had thoroughly enjoyed the two hours march and drill on such a lovely afternoon. New recruits are still being enrolled, but the company is still not up to the strength it ought to be for a town the size of Evesham. The time of drills and shooting practices are always announced in our columns under the “orders for the week,” so that there is no excuse for anyone to say that they do not know when or where the drills, etc., are held. The inspection at Badsey announced for Friday 2nd April has been postponed until the following Friday, the 9th inst.