HC Deb 23 February 1891 vol 350 cc1348-9
MR. JACOBY (Derby, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, as it is almost impossible to see "coffin" targets at 300 yards' range in wet weather, he will, looking at the great disadvantage that Volunteers are put to on such occasions when firing their class, give orders for the use of Wimbledon targets by the Reserve Forces before next month when class firing commences, and especially as he has stated that these targets are to be used by the Regular Troops?


The change of target referred to, with other changes recommended by the Musketry Committee, would greatly affect the conditions under which a Volunteer can earn the higher rate of capitation; and it is indispensable that such alterations should have the most careful consideration before they can possibly be adopted.