MILLITARY – 1st North York Artillery Volunteers – Big Gun Competition.
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn News 20/08/1874.
1st NORTH YORK ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS.
BIG GUN COMPETITION
The annual competition of the officers of the 1st North York Artillery Volunteers took place on Saturday, (15/08) at Redcar, with 32 – pounder guns, each officer firing two rounds. The gun was worked entirely by the officers themselves. Major Pennyman won the cup, with a capital score, and the shooting altogether was very good, considering the proverbial inaccuracy of the 32 – is pounder.
The annual competition of the non-commissioned officers of this corps, also took place at Redcar on Saturday afternoon, when about 30 Sergeants and Sergeant-Majors competed for the challenge cup and £5, as the first prize, £2 the second prize. The first prize was won by Sgt Maj. Armstrong, of Guisborough battery, who it the target. Each competitor had one shot with the 32 – pounder guns at the target, 1400 yards distance.
March 20, 2014 Military & War Years