Appleby Rifle Volunteers

Appleby Rifle Volunteers

Postby kerchi » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:52 pm

APPLEBY AND DISTRICT NEWS

APPLEBY RIFLE VOLUNTEERS

The B Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Border Regiment assembled the Market Hall, Appleby, Thursday evening, for inspection by the new Adjutant of the regiment, Major Andrews. The officers present were Captain and Lieutenant Heelis. After the execution various exercises and movements, testing the efficiency of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men, Major Andrews complimented the corps on their smartness, and expressed himself being well pleased with the cleanliness and fit their uniforms and accoutrements, and the evident care bestowed upon their weapons.

Major Andrews also took the opportunity give some information with respect to the brigade camp to be formed near Lancaster about the 12th of duly, pointing out the many advantages to be gained in spending few days under canvas. It is hoped that the great majority of the will be able to make arrangements to join the camp. It is a matter surprise that so few young men in Appleby join this crack little company, and so help to sustain the reputation of the old country town. The exercises and drill are healthful and tend to smarten up young fellows, and the class tiring and frequent club shooting and prize competitions afford much interest and friendly rivalry.

The company very fortunate having such a first-rate instructor as Col.-Sergeant Pritchard, who has won the respect and kindly feeling of all ranks.

Published Saturday 8th March, 1890
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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