(notes by Roger Ayers)
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'Loud and earnest congratulations! A mountain-battery is Some Guns and what I know of No 5 Mountain Battery is that it's about as smart as they make 'em.'and in 1912 he wrote:
'I can't tell you how glad I am that you like both the life and the country … Come to think of it, there is really nothing more complex than a mule-battery – I used to know one or two fairly well and the subs used to tell me that one could put in an honest 10 hours a day of work without doing too much.'Kipling visited Lewis in 5 Mountain Battery RGA at Lyndhurst in the New Forest in 1914 and included a record of it in The New Army in Training – "Indian Troops".