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Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-10-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Regarding the Rocket Apparatus Medals, I was sure...

Regarding the Rocket Apparatus Medals, I was sure someone published a roll of recipients, probably just name, station and date of award; but it might contain more.

I can't find any reference to...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 16-10-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Coquet
They do have some information at Trinity House on...

They do have some information at Trinity House on yours and mine. I'm not sure how much, perhaps just the licence. If I ever get over there I will photograph what is there.

There is a discrepancy...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-10-2015, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Just going through some more of the 1915 gazette...

Just going through some more of the 1915 gazette issues for local war casualties and came across this.
One of yours John mentioned here I think? Capt. J.G. Young. (as above?)
These are Rocket...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 10-07-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Coquet
I can't seem to find any info on that 1896 range...

I can't seem to find any info on that 1896 range at Chibburn. There was a rifle club sometime at Widdrington and one at East Chevington as well. It could be one of theirs? Or perhaps one of the Local...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 10-07-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Coquet
There's a 'target' on the south side of church...

There's a 'target' on the south side of church hill off on the beach way back on the 1866 map, so it's been a shooting area for some time.

Also shown Alnmouth Battery from 1866 which is above the...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 10-07-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Plenty of WW2 training activity in that area...

Plenty of WW2 training activity in that area that's for sure.

Was there a camp (hutted camp) for soldiers in that area?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-07-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Coquet
It's ok Leslie, I might have some here I'll keep...

It's ok Leslie, I might have some here I'll keep looking. Regarding the pointed heads, a couple of years back the seas must have been right because between Huxley and Druridge there were masses of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-07-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Coquet
I did say that the pointed bullet was introduced...

I did say that the pointed bullet was introduced in 1911, but the Army had millions of rounds to work through of the old round nosed type and they were used in WW1. So they are valid for a WW1...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-07-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Coquet
I have 3 complete of the pointed type and one...

I have 3 complete of the pointed type and one case waiting for a head (bullet). So need 1 case and two heads of the pointed type.

To make a round nosed .303 clip up I have 4 heads so need 1 head...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 09-07-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Are you finding many WW1 dated .303 cases Leslie?...

Are you finding many WW1 dated .303 cases Leslie? or the round nosed .303 bullets? I'm doing a board with a deactivated 1917 dated .303 SMLE for the Council's display and it would be nice to have a...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 06-07-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Someone was definitely using a .45 revolver on...

Someone was definitely using a .45 revolver on the Amble dunes at sometime as I've found very old looking cartridge cases for such a gun, unfortunately undated.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 06-07-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Interesting assortment. The two long pointed...

Interesting assortment. The two long pointed .303's are tracer or armour piercing rounds. probably tracer, if so there will be a brass disk in the bottom with a small hole in it.. smaller stumpy...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Rocket Apparatus House 1921 Map

Rocket Apparatus House 1921 Map
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Here's an old 1931 newspaper clipping I have for...

Here's an old 1931 newspaper clipping I have for one of mine (Tom S. Young), also has James G. Young on there. Two Youngs buried in the West Cemetery within an hour of each other?

...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Yes that's it. The robust stone built building...

Yes that's it. The robust stone built building was just south of the hill by 50 yds. Not that long been gone. Stood untouched for an age with its large south facing green painted double doors. Then...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Coquet
It's good to see another Amble Rocket Apparatus...

It's good to see another Amble Rocket Apparatus Medal, I am the custodian of the James Richardson one shown on the other website. (pic below) We now know that at least two of these medals for Amble...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 04-07-2014, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Yes I think they must be. Wish I'd kept a few of...

Yes I think they must be. Wish I'd kept a few of the foil cartridge cases to go with them. The brass foil cases I think have a steel base which rusts, but I've 'got the gear' to delicately clean such...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 29-06-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Links are fine, you're just pointing at something...

Links are fine, you're just pointing at something on the internet with a link. Was Heslop a local?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 28-06-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Delightful collection. Are the Mercantile Marine...

Delightful collection. Are the Mercantile Marine Medal and Special Constabulary medal to Frank/Francis as well? (the two bronze ones to the right of the Rocket Apparatus Long Service Medal)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Coquet
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/kings-prize-won-...

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/kings-prize-won-at-62/query/bisley+cunningham
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Coquet
F.M. Young = Francis Matthew Young = Painter and...

F.M. Young = Francis Matthew Young = Painter and Decorator = Rifle Brigade during WW1?
One of yours Hollydog? was he a sniper in the war? Or is this someone else?

[off topic but I have a list of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Morpeth H. 25th June 1915 AMBLE CIVILIAN...

Morpeth H. 25th June 1915


AMBLE CIVILIAN RIFLE CLUB

The annual meeting of the Amble Civilian Rifle Club was held in the C.E. School, Amble on Friday night. Mr. J. Winter presided.

The...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Found these two oldies on Amble beach. No idea...

Found these two oldies on Amble beach. No idea what they are. Can't find identical ones online. Possibly Martini Henry???

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/lead_bullets_from_amble_beach.jpg
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Has the award not made it into the papers Janwhin?

Has the award not made it into the papers Janwhin?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-06-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Coquet
I thought our metal detectorists might have bags...

I thought our metal detectorists might have bags of Snider/Martini-Henry bullets to show us?? (or some other Percy Volunteer Artillery Carbine ammo?)
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