London at the End of the Century:A Book of Gossip
a Beckett, Arthur William
SERVING WITH THE LONDON MILITIA.
IN the spring of the year the newspapers are full of accounts of the trainings of the battalions of Militia. As a rule the press notices are extremely brief. The public are told that so many regiments have been called up for the customary twenty-seven days of service with the colours, and so many having performed their allotted duty, have been dismissed to their hearths and homes. Some of the professional organs of the Constitutional Force give a few details, such as and the but as a rule, even the avowedly military journals are a trifle reticent of the doings of But it is a notable fact that the end of the century finds half the Constitutional Force embodied.