"The Shop;": The Story of the Royal Military Academy

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Cassell and Company, limited, 1900 - 276 pages

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Page 3 - And for so doing this shall be as well to you as to all other Our Officers herein concerned a sufficient Warrant. " Given at Our Court at Kensington, the 29th day of August, 1746, in the 20th year of Our reign, " By His Majesty's command, "HoLLEs NEWCASTLE. " To our right trusty and right entirely beloved cousin and councillor, John Duke of Montagu, Master-General of Our Ordnance. Carbines. Pairs of Pistols. Bayonets. Earl of Hartford's .... 84 80 General Honey wood's ..29 21 Hajor-Generul Eland's...
Page 264 - Instructing the raw and inexperienced People belonging to the Military Branch of this Office, in the several parts of Mathematicks necessary to qualify them for the Service of the Artillery, and the business of Engineers...
Page 40 - Sewalik fossils was prepared and presented by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to the principal museums in Europe. Under the patronage of the Government and of the East India House an illustrated work was also brought out, entitled
Page 5 - Gunners ; and the Cadet Mattrosses the right of the Mattrosses ; they were mustered in the Companies to which they belonged, and the Captain of the Company had the sole command of them, in like manner with every...
Page 265 - The Officers of the Company of Artillery are to take care to teach all persons belonging to the said Company, in the practice of gunnery in general, as the manner of serving and firing all sorts of pieces of Artillery, whether designed for the throwing of shot, shells, stones grenades, carcasses or other fireworks. They are to teach them the use and construction of all the instruments used for pointing or levelling great guns or mortars, and to exercise them, at convenient times, in the hitting marks,...
Page 47 - Academy ; and it found deficient in any of these preparatory parts of learning will be rejected. 4. The above qualifications are indispensable at the time of examination, but the future studies of each candidate will be very materially forwarded, with a view of obtainiug a commission.
Page 4 - ... the Artillery, and the business of Engineers, and that there is a Convenient Room at Woolwich Warren, which is our property, and may be fitted up for that purpose, We having taken the same into Our Royal Consideration and Approving thereof, Our Will and Pleasure is and We do hereby Authorize, Impower and direct you 'to Nominate, Constitute and Appoint an Able and Skilful Master and Assistants, and to prescribe such Rules, Orders and Regulations from time to. time, as you shall think fitt and...
Page 5 - General of the Ordnance, to him the chief Master of the Academy reported the first of every month what progress the Cadets, NonCommissioned Officers, and Private men, who were his Pupils, made, and in what manner they distinguished themselves most ; the names of the Officers who attended was likewise carried to his Grace by the chief Master.
Page 86 - Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet and stockrider, was also a cadet in those days. He was the exact opposite of Charles Gordon — a dreamy lad, with a far-off look in his eyes, indicative perhaps of the touching and semi-philosophical bush ballads, so dear to every Australian heart, redolent as they are of fatalism and wattle blossoms, though scarcely indicative of the man who beat
Page 42 - ... festive scene ; but there were sunny hearts, and bright faces ; and as the Horse Artillery guns boomed forth their welcome, and the band of the Lancers struck up the ever animating " conquering hero " tune, and each regiment in succession, as the column passed on, saluted their long absent comrades, the heart must have been a dull one that did not acknowledge that there is something of a bright side even to the picture of war.

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