Their recruits came from the elite class, while the regular army came from the poor.
Available as army recruits, fit 425,557
The recruits drilled while singing martial songs.
Assigned as recruits to the navy..
On the 31St March 1883, ten weeks after the arrival of the first draft of recruits, about 5600 men went through the ceremonial parade movements as practised by the British guards in Hyde Park, with unusual precision.