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Grove Park Depot Reaches E700 to Date. The Summer Supply of Suitable Socks.
Patroness: H.R.H. Princess Arthur of Connaught.
Ladies Committee: Mrs. S. S. Lone (wife of the D. S. and T., War Office), Mrs. Shrapnell-Smith (wife of The Editor), Mrs. R. IL Bagnall-'W'ild (wife of a former Sec. M.T.C., War Office), Mrs. H. E. Blain (wife of the Operating Manager, L.G.O.C., etc.), Mrs. W. E. Donohue (wife of the CL MT.. War Office), Mrs. H. N. Foster (wife of the D.A.D.T., War Office).
Hon. Sec. and Treas.: The Editor. Purchase and Distribution: The Asst..Editor. Scottish Receiving Depot: care D. McNeil Sharp, 26, Victoria Drive, Scotstoun. Glasgow.
We can again report satisfactory progress on the financial side of the Fund's organization. Amongst a number of gmaller sums a further fine contribution of £100 has reached us during the past week from the Grove Park Depot, per Lieut.-Col. H. F. T. Fisher. This brings the total from that centre up to £700.
Our Lists Are Now Revised.
Last Friday saw a very busy packing night, 55 cases in all being prepared and despatched. We have just overhauled arid brought up-to-date our complete registration of the, total of A.S.C., ALT., columns which are either on active service or preparing for it in the near future, and this has of necessity been done in conjunction with the authorities. The extent of concentration which the administration of this Fund necessitates may he gauged by the fact that we are now suddenly confronted with the need for commencing to look after anadditional 40 new formations. Fortunately our organization is sufficiently elastic to enable this to be done without difficulty. We wish it were practicable for us to make public the full numbers either of men or of columns, for whom our Fund is caring. It is indeed difficult to make known to our subscribers and supporters the -real need for their help, without divulging figures which are, at the moment at any rate, confidential. This restriction, however, we must confess, has not so far hampered our appeals or the results from them,
The Detached Driver's Needs.
Some little while ago we mentioned that we were concentrating upon the needs of the detached and individual A.S.C., M.T., drivers of whom considerable numbers are on isolated service. This good work still goes on, although it involves a great deal of special treatment. The contents 'of one of these parcels for an individual A.S.C., M.P., soldier may be interesting reading. They are as follow :—
Handkerchief. Lint. Pair of socks. Small bandage. Towel. Candle. Tin of bull's-eyes. Soap.
Boracic ointment. Tooth brush.
Dubbin. Tooth soap. Bachelors' buttons. Packet of stationery.
Cotton wool. Want card,
Thanks for Socks.
" Socks form a most welcome change for the men, and I feel sure at the close of the war they will remember with gratitude all that you have done for them."—O.C., • Cav. Div. Sup. Col.
"I must say that the socks are excellent, as their weight is little and the material thin, which is exactly what is desired in socks during this hot weather. They are m-ore satiSfactory than a thick heavy sock, and I can assure you they are thoroughly appreciated."--0.C. MI Div. Sup. Col.