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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

No. 2 Battalion Defence Cadets

No. 2 Battalion Defence Cadets.

The No. 2 Battalion Of The Wellington Defence Cadet Rifle Volunteers consists of four cadet corps, three of which are stationed in Napier, and the fourth at Te Aute College. Of the town corps, two are provided by the Boys' High School, and the third is known as the Napier City Rifle Cadet Corps. The latter corps parades with the adult corps, whilst all meet occasionally for battalion parade, and go into camp together at stated times. At the Easter encampment held at Pukehou in 1906, 206 cadets and officers were under canvas. Excellent work was done, and the encampment had the page 332 unique distinction of being the first entire battalion camp of defence cadets held in New Zealand. The head-quarters of the battalion are in Napier, and the officer in command is Major A. S. M. Polson.

Cadets At Pukehou Camp, May, 1905.

Cadets At Pukehou Camp, May, 1905.

Captain A. W. Soundy, of the No. 2 Battalion of the Wellington Defence cadets is fully referred to as head-master of the Frasertown School.