Posters of the Hunts. Cyclist Battalions

 

Recruitment Poster No.1

HUNTS. CYCLIST BATTALION.

 

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AGE 17 - 35 HEIGHT NOT LESS THAN 5ft. 2ins.

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 CYCLES provided practically FREE OF CHARGE. 

Money Allowance to men who provide their own.

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ANNUAL CAMP, Usually at the SEASIDE, at a time which does not interfere with harvest.

 All men attending, in addition to food and lodging, receive pay 

from 1s to 4s per day according to rank; also 

Separation Allowance for Wife and Children, and Boot Allowance.

 

UNIFORMS, RIFLE, AND EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FREE OF ALL CHARGE.

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 CONDITIONS.

LEAFLETS, giving full Particulars of the Conditions of Enlistment, can be obtained from the following, who will be pleased to answer any questions, and take the names of men wishing to join:-

FLETTON DISTRICT: Major E. R. Herbert, Norman Cross.

HUNTINGDON AND DISTRICT: Capt. S. G. Cook, 36 High Street Huntingdon:

A. R. Lowe Esq., 30 High Street: K. Hunnybun Esq., The Walks.

RAMSEY AND DISTRICT: H. R. LONGBOURNE Esq., Ramsey.

ST. IVES AND DISTRICT: Lieut. and Qr.- Master E. Kiddle, St. Ives:

G. L. Day Esq., St. Ives. or from Col-Serg. Instructor Grover, Belmont Terrace, Fletton

Sgt. Instructor Buck, St. Mary's Street, Huntingdon.

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Men can also enlist at the following times and places:-

FARCET, Council School, Monday 7:30pm. FLETTON, Drill Hall Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 p.m. HUNTINGDON, Headquarters, St. Mary's Street, Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. KIMBOLTON, Council School, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm. RAMSEY, Drill Hall, Friday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. IVES, Drill Hall, Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. NEOTS Drill Hall, Thursday 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. YAXLEY Girls School, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

       By Order of the

      HUNTS. TERRITORIAL FORCE ASSOCIATION.

      March 1914.

Recruitment Poster No. 2

LORD KITCHENER’S

APPEAL to the NATION

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To the Men of Huntingdonshire.

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 A Public Meeting

WILL BE HELD ON THE

Market Square, Huntingdon,

SATURDAY EVENING NEXT, SEPT. 19th, at 7o’clock

When BRIGADIER GENERAL

LORD LOVAT,

K.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C., WILL SPEAK

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The MAYOR of HUNTINGDON will preside supported by the Right Hon. the EARL of SANDWICH, K.C.V.O.

 

THE PIPERS WILL PLAY BEFORE THE MEETING.

 

Sports Event Poster

Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

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SPORTS

Will be held at BEMPTON,

On Thursday, April 22nd,

commencing at 2 o’clock p.m.

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The following events are open to the public:

Quarter Mile Race, Cross Country Race, 100 Yards Handicap for Veterans over 40, High Jump, Ladies’ Egg and Spoon, and Ladies’ 50 Yards Race.

Entrance Fee 6d.

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For full list of Events see Large Bills.

Entries to be sent to L/C. Brett, Bempton, by 5 o’clock Tuesday 20th inst.

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ADMISSION TO GROUND: Civilians 6d. Service men in uniform 3d.

REFRESHMENTS AT POPULAR PRICES

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 TO BE FOLLOWED BY

 A Social Evening

 To be held in Council Schools, commencing at 7o’clock.

Vocal and Instrumental Music. Games and Dancing.

THE BATTALION BAND will play during Afternoon and Evening.

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Admission to Social 1/-. Service Men in Uniform 6d. Refreshments Free.

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For convenience of Visitors from Bridlington the 5.48 pm train will stop at Bempton, and conveyance from Bempton after the Social.

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 E. GARLAND, printer etc. 21 Promenade, Bridlington. 

Extract from the rear of a sports programme

 

 

2/1st HUNTINGDONSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION

 The 2/1st HUNTINGDONSHIRE CYCLIST BATTALION was first raised at Huntingdon in 1914, and has been commanded since its formation by Lieut. – Colonel J.L. Stanley, V.D.

Recruiting commenced in October, and the Battalion reached its full strength early in November of that year, the majority of the men belonging to Huntingdonshire and the neighbouring counties.

 In March, 1915, the Unit left Huntingdon for Whitby, where it was stationed for one month.  In April, 1915, The Battalion was ordered to Sutton on-Sea, and from that time has been stationed in Lincolnshire, doing coast patrols and training drafts for the front.

 Since its formation the Battalion has furnished 21 Officers and 693 other Ranks to the various Expeditionary Forces.  They have been sent to the Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, Battalion Royal Warwick Regiment, the Machine Gun Corps, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and other Regiments.

 On Officer attached to the Royal Flying Corps has lost his life, one (also since killed) was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and two the Military Cross.

 
 
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