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The nineteenth annual meeting of the National Artillery Association began on Monday morning at Shoeburyness. The southern division, which takes the first week, entered the camp on Saturday. The camp presents its usual attractive and martial appearance. The aggregate value of the prizes competed for during the present week with the 64-pounder Palliser, the 40-pounder breechloader Armstrong gun, and the 10-inch gun, restricted to selected brigade detachments, amounts to 323, independent of the prizes offered for repository competitions and the challenge cups and prizes awarded for the highest aggregate scores during the whole meeting. The first prize in the Palliser Shell Competition, was given by the Gravesend detachment of the 1st Kent Artillery Volunteers, who scored the highest possible total in the shortest time. Three other detachments also made the same score of forty-eight, but in longer times. They were, in the order of merit:—The First Detachment of the 1st Gloucester, the Second of 2nd Middlesex, and the Second (Hastings) of the 1st Cinque Ports Brigade.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139

The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers