On the evening of the 5th of March, the Squadron entrained for De Aar, where it arrived two days later; and, on the following evening [8th March], it commenced its first trek westward to Britstown . 0n the 14th March, the mounted troops, Kitchener's and Nesbit's horse, the Australians, and the Stafford, Warwick, and Oxford I. Y. left Britstown for Howater, where they were joined on the 15th, by Lord Kitchener, with more troops, including the Hampshire and Lancashire Squadrons of I. Y.
On the 16th March, the Column pushed on to OmdraaVlei; . . .