Saturday, 26 September 2015

Volunteer Training at Dunstable

Bedfordshire Voluntary Training Corps, 1915 [Z1306/12/4]

Sunday 26th September 1915: Dunstable does not yet have a Volunteer Training Corps of its own, but 30 members of the local detachment have been attending drills on the Grammar School cricket ground on Sunday mornings, and classes at the Church Street drill hall on week nights where they have been learning about guard-mounting, outpost work, and military theory. The men are learning how to use a rifle and are hoping shortly to obtain the use of a miniature rifle range. A smoking concert was held last Monday at which a further dozen recruits were obtained.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 28th September 1915

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