ARMY – Big Gun Competition at Redcar
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn News 30/07/1874.
BIG GUN COMPETITION AT REDCAR.
The annual shooting for the battalion challenge cup in connection with the 1st N. Y. V. Artillery Corps took place at Redcar on Saturday afternoon (01/08). The cup, with £10 added, for the first prize, and £5 for the second, is competed for by a detachment of ten men appointed from each battery, the cup becoming the property of the winning battery for a year, having to be won three times in succession before it is the absolute property of any battery. Each detachment fired ten shots at a target fired at a distance of 1400 yards, the men changing rounds at each shot. In addition to the detachment prizes, there were fifteen individual prizes, varying from £2 to 10s, for the men who made the best shots. Captain and Adjutant Hardcastle, of the Seaham Corps, officiated as umpire. The shooting on the whole was very good – one man, Sergeant Charles Lynas, carrying away the flag from the top of the target. The result of the competition will not be known for a day or two.
Lol Hansom February 23, 2014 Military & War Years