ROCKET APPARATUS – Volunteer Life Brigade inspection at Redcar
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 27/04/1877.
VOLUNTEER LIFE BRIGADE INSPECTION AT REDCAR.
The quarterly inspection of the Redcar and Coatham Volunteer Life Brigade was held on Wednesday afternoon (25/04),. Captain Cecil F. Johnson, R. N., being the inspecting officer. There were several new members present. The men were practised in the use of the rocket and life-saving apparatus, with a line fastened for the purpose to the signal-mast near the Life boat House. Mr. J. Bates, chief officer of the coastguard, directing their operations. At the conclusion of the inspection, the members of the Brigade were complemented by Captain Johnson on the marked progress they had made since his last visit, which it appeared in great measure to have been brought about by their having followed the advice he gave them, viz., to study more carefully the instructions in their manuals and attend to each other’s individual duties. The price for throwing the line was worn by Chas. Whittaker.