Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery

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The Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery claims to be the oldest volunteer artillery unit of the British Army. It served coastal and siege guns in World War I and World War II, and also served in the infantry role.

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Home of Tynemouth Volunteer Artillery. This period hall was built by local public subscription for Tynemouth's volunteer gunners founded in 1859 to top the Army list of volunteer artillery formations. Queen Elizabeth II granted the unit's successors the right to the word 'Tynemouth' under Royal Artillery on battle dress - a unique distinction in military annals.

Military Road, North Shields, United Kingdom where it sited