He was a gentleman before he was gazetted, so, when the Empress announced that "Gentleman-Cadet Robert Hanna Wick" was posted as Second Lieutenant to the Tyneside Tail Twisters at Krab Bokhar, he became an officer and a gentleman, which is an enviable thing; and there was joy in the house of Wick, where Mamma Wick and all the little Wicks fell upon their knees and offered incense to Bobby by virtue of his achievements.
The review ended in a glorious chase across the plain - batteries thundering after cavalry to the huge disgust of the White Hussars, and the Tyneside Tail Twisters hunting a Sikh Regiment till the lean, lathy Singhs panted with exhaustion.
Bobby pressed his forehead against the rain-splashed window-pane as the train lumbered across the sodden Doab, and prayed for the health of the Tyneside Tail Twisters.
"To think," he muttered, "that we've two hundred men spread out at Tyneside
, Woolwich and Portsmouth, and not one of them go on to this!
Restaurants across South Tyneside
are firing up their ovens, sharpening their knives and preparing to cook up a storm for the borough's first official food festival.
THE door will always be open for councils south of the river to join the North of Tyne devolution deal, North Tyneside
Mayor Norma Redfearn has said.
HEALTH bosses have insisted at-risk services at a Tyneside
hospital are now "safe and secure" after a crunch meeting.
The South Tyneside
Festival Summer Parade will feature colourful characters from Lewis Carroll's classic tale, including the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and Alice herself, as well as a disco diva Queen of Hearts.
THOUSANDS of films from all over the world and on many subjects have been screened at muchloved Tyneside
Cinema in Newcastle.
PEOPLE are being urged to share their thoughts on a controversial shake-up of medical care in Sunderland and South Tyneside
HEALTH bosses have said vulnerable services at South Tyneside
hospital are now "safe and secure" after a crunch meeting, but campaigners say they are "absolutely devastated" with the decisions.
Now, Newcastle's Tyneside
Cinema has received funding from the National Lottery for A People's History of Cinema, a unique collaboration between the cinema and its audiences that will uncover and preserve a rich cultural heritage of cinema and cinemagoing in Tyneside
Cinema's 80th Anniversary year.