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64   DAYS OF PREPARATION

sick and wounded. There is a free telegraph and cable service in connection with it, and every facility is afforded to anxious enquirers.

The First Military Member of the Militia Council is the Chief of the General Staff, Major-General W. G. Gwatkin, C.B., whose duties include advice on questions of general military policy; the organization of the military forces for active service; the military defence of the Dominion; the collection of intelligence; the training of the military forces and their employment when on active service; education of officers; control of telegraph and signalling services; selection and administration in the field, at manoeuvres, and at camps of instruction, of the general staff; and lastly, preparation, jointly with the finance member, of estimates for the above services. Under him are: The Director of Military Operations, including Military Policy, offensive and plans therefor, collection and distribution of intelligence, distribution of military forces, etc.; the Director of Training and Staff Duties, including defence schemes, and training of all arms; the Director-General of Musketry, including the organization and administration of rifle associations; the Assistant Director of Signalling; and the Assistant Director of Intelligence.

After the outbreak of war, the Director of Military Operations and the Director of Military Training both went overseas. Their duties fell on the Chief of the General Staff who carried them out with the help of the Assistant Director of Intelligence and of the Director-General of Musketry, respectively.

The several divisions of the Adjutant-General's Branch include the Director-General of Mobilization, who is responsible for War organization, preparation of War establishments, mobilization, formation and disbandment of units, placing units and drafts of all arms under orders for embarkation, etc.

The duties of the Assistant Adjutant-General include recruiting and enlistments; control of the Active Militia


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