Recruiting was started in Luton last week for a new Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance unit to take the place of the present unit with the Field Army should the first? unit leave for foreign service, for which they have volunteered.
The new unit has now been completed with very little trouble, and volunteering for foreign service has been the general rule. The majority of the new recruits came from Luton, but there are some from Bedford and just a few from St Neots and Kimbolton.
Old hands have readily rejoined and the new men are of a stamp which will not take long to get into shape. Their training will take place at Luton for some time, and already some of them are falling into their drills very well.
As they are billeted at home they get a special ration allowance of 2s per day. Lieut Sharp has been in charge of the headquarters at Grove Road during the recruiting, and the names of the recruits are: