MILITARY – 1st North Yorkshire Artillery Volunteers, Redcar.

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 09/06/1888.


On Saturday (02/06) the Queen’s birthday, 350 men of the 1st N.R.Y.A.V. proceeded with their officers by special train to Redcar to take part in the annual competition for the Major’s Cup and Queen’s Birthday, prizes given by the officers. The men marched to the battery under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Stevenson, but after 10 detachments had fired the rounds the men in the boat taking the range did not consider it safe to remain out any longer, the weather being very rough. The competition was therefore postponed until Saturday next, and the men, through the kindness of the officers of the 4th Battalion Light Infantry encamped at Redcar were supplied with refreshments in the canteen of that regiment. They afterwards proceeded to the High Street, and the column having been halted as is usual on Her Majesty’s Birthday, the ranks were opened and three cheers for the Queen were given by the officers and men led by Lieutenant Colonel Stevenson. The men then returned to their homes by special train.


dean November 4, 2011 Redcar