On the first of December 37 battery relieved 76 battery at HOVE taking over all their duties
and billets including the Dome, the Regent and Maxims.
It was at this time that the CO
paid his famous unofficial visit and on asking the
“up on the bit” sentry on duty in front of the Officers' Mess where the
officers' mess was he was directed to Rectors.
Here he found all the battery officers very much at home.
Early in December the Regiment was inspected by the
Brig. R.O.G. Morton and later by the
A very successful Christmas day was celebrated with the Sergeants' Mess
in toto waiting on the Men's Mess.
37 battery was relieved and returned to the Regiment early in January.
On the 18th January the Divisional Artillery was formed up in a hollow square to be
inspected and hear the farewell address of Lt-Gen E.W. Sansom,
now appointed Commander of 2 Canadian Corps.
The highlight of this period was the wedding of Major H.E. Brown.
This solemn occasion set in motion the wildest party the officers' mess ever hope to
The bride and groom left mounted on a trailer pulled by
decorated to look like a horse.