“Earl of Carrington Criticizes War Office for Changing Militia Destination”

In a speech during the send-off of the Bucks Rifle Volunteers for the front, the Earl of Carrington expressed his dissatisfaction with the War Office for changing the destination of the Royal Bucks Militia from Limerick to Buttevant, Co. Cork. He stated that Colonel Lord Orkney had gone through the effort and expense to ensure the barracks were comfortable for officers and men. The Earl emphasized his personal connection to the militia, mentioning his father’s forty-year service as a colonel and his own previous role.

Guernsey Evening Press and Star – Wednesday 17 January 1900

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