which formed part of the duties of an expensively
dressed Guards regiment stationed at the
Capital of the Country, while I might forget
whether to wear my red or my blue and gold
sash, but enjoyed the more strenuous
exercises which formed part of our drill.
The Non-Commissioned Officers and men
and I got along very well together, and they
did their best to bring the Company up to
full strength, and to make it one of the best
companies in the battalion.
A squad of 5 from our Company had taken the second prize
for tent pitching at the Battallion Sports on the Exhibition
Grounds the previous spring, and to decided to
continue to practice similar exercises, and
I and my subaltern McLean offered prizes
to be awarded at the next Annual Sports.