5 JUNE 1909, Page 3

Bank Holiday witnessed a very interesting military event in the

shape of a field-day and march-past on Salisbury Plain in which very nearly four thousand Yeomanry took part,- 2.5., two brigades, one under the command of Brigadier- General Lumley and the other under the command of Brigadier. General Le Roy-Lewis. Those who had the privilege of riding with the troops, and of seeing them at work on previous days, could not but be most favourably im- pressed, not only by the high quality of the men and the horses, but also by the way in which the Brigadiers handled their commands. It has often been said that though a regiment of Yeomanry may do passably well when performing simple evolutions by themselves, they and their officers would find themselves entirely at sea when forming part of a brigade. The reverse of this proved to be the case. The whole brigade machinery worked with extraordinary smoothness, and it was a pleasure to see the way in which the operation of opposing a large force of infantry and delaying their advance was con- ducted by the two brigades. As they were pressed by the enemy the Yeomen fellback, taking up position after position,— operations which included the crossing of a river.