MILITARY – Encampment in Redcar

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 19/05/1888.


On Tuesday (15/05) the recruits of the 4th Durham Militia went into camp at Redcar. Over 200 of all ranks paraded at midday in Mr. Judson’s field, where they will remain in camp for two months, when they will be joined by the efficient members of the regiment. The recruits will then have to take the ranks with the older hands for a month, and then the regiment will be disbanded for this year, The officer in command is Major and Adjutant Whitby, the other officers being Captains Staniford and Aylmer, and Lieutenant Moore, Ross and Sitwell. The field in which the men are to be put through their fifty-six days training is admirably adapted for the purpose, being level, and as it is only separated from the sea by a sandbank, the situation could not be healthier. The officers are housed in bell tents at the end of the field nearest the sea, while the men are comfortably accommodated more in the centre of the field in two rows of tents. The canteen is situated at the further end of the field, and the rifle butts are within a few hundred yards, so that, with fine weather, the men ought to greatly benefit by their period of camp life.


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