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The fort was later to be manned by Shoreham’s Artillery Volunteers, local men who also had full time jobs. One of the ways that Volunteers were encouraged to drill and practice was through the annual competitions run by the National Artillery Association at Shoeburyness. These involved timed exercises to put together a dismantled gun culminating in a series of shots at targets. Shoreham was to achieve success in this competition when Sergeant Major William.T. Streader’s detachment from the Shoreham Battery took the Prince of Wales prize at Shoeburyness in 1879 ‘the prize consisting of ten silver cups all taken by Major Streader’s detachment’.