STANDING ORDERS FOR THE FORTRESS OF HALIFAX, N.S.
1908
FORTRESS STANDING ORDERS.


SECTION IV. - CORRESPONDENCE. GYMNASIUM. MILITARY PRISON.

CORRESPONDENCE.

73.     Orderlies will be sent to the headquarters office at 2 p.m.

74.     When replies are required to M.C. letters, they will be written on separate sheets of foolscap for transmission, and not as minutes on original correspondence. The paragraph of the regulation, or the M.C. or other letter under reference, will be quoted, and the subject given in the top left-hand corner.

75.     Letters and correspondence, sent to the central registry for reference to Militia headquarters, or to offices out of the command, will be accompanied by a copy for filing in the central registry.

    The latest revise of Militia forms will invariably be used.

GYMNASIUM.

76.     All applicants to the use of the gymnasinm will be made to the D.A.A.G.

77.     N.C.O.'s in possession of gymnastic certificates will attend the gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday in each week.

    N.C.O.s will be excused from this weeklv attendance for musketry, battery and company training.

78.     The daily state of officers and men attending a course of gymnastics will be rendered on A.F. B 66.

    After having commenced a course, recruits will not be excused from attending without sanction being previously obtained from the D.A.A.G.

79.     The gymnasium is open for voluntary practice each week day (except Saturdays) from 5 to 6 p.m. for officers and from 6 to 7 p.m. for N.C.O.'s and men.

80.     Instruction in gymnastics will be given free from 6 to 7 p.m. each week day (except Saturdays) to the sons of N.C.O.s and men, who will supply themselves with slippers and belts.

DISTRICT MILITARY PRISON, MELVILLE ISLAND.

81.     The Superintendent of the military prison will be informed by telephone by 11 a.m. on the day of commitment of prisoners for detention.

82.     All prisoners undergoing sentences will be committed and released at 2 p.m. A prisoner whose term of imprisonment expires on Sunday, Christmas Day or Good Friday, will be released at 2 p.m. the day previous. Notification will be sent to the chief warder when prisoners cannot arrive at 2 p.m.

83.     When a prisoner is released before the termination of his imprisonment, one day's notice will be given to the chief warder.

84.     N.C.O.'s appointed acting warders will not be relieved without authority in fortress orders.

85.     When proceedings of courts-martial are returned to regiments or corps before 2 p.m. they will be promulgated forthwith and prisoners committed to the military prison the same day. The committal forms, M.F. B. 222 and for courts-martial prisoners, and M.F. B. 320 for prisoners sentenced summarily by C.O.'s will be enclosed in cover addressed to the chief warder.

86.     During the winter the infantry detachment will consist of 3 lance-corporals and 1 private as cook. In the summer 3 extra men will be stationed at Melville Island to work the ferry boat.

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