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Basic training and the Ross rifle

Basic training and the Ross rifle

Mr. Babcock retraces his training in Sydenham, Kingston and Val Cartier, and compares the Ross and Lee Infield rifles.

The Young Soldiers Battalion

The Young Soldiers Battalion

Mr. Babcock describes being assigned to the Young Soldiers Battalion, and in particular a daily ration of eight hours of parade drill served by veteran NCO's and officers.

The tone-deaf bugler

The tone-deaf bugler

Mr. Babcock gives a humorous account of joining the bugle band despite being tone-deaf, and “going through the motions” without ever playing a note.

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