3 Teams from the Sqn were selected to attend the Inter Service Cadet Rifle Meet from 06 – 09 Jul at the national Shooting Centre at Bisley. This is the most prestigious shooting event of the cadet calendar and saw 122 Teams from the Sea, Army and Air Cadets competing for the Cadet 100 Award and other trophies. In addition there were teams present from the Australian and Canadian Cadet Forces.
The Cadet 100 is awarded to the top 100 shots of the competition, out of the around 500 cadets firing in the event.
The L81 7.62 Target Rifle is used at ranges of 300, 500 and 600 yards, and the cadets also shot in the Bisley V Competition at 900 and 1000 yards.
This year was out most successful year yet, with IFS Pisano and Cdt Filer winning 100’s, coming 67th and 9th respectively, and Cdt Ben Filer was also selected to shoot for the Corps Team in the Somerset Cup on Sunday, the first time a cadet from 241 Sqn has been so honoured. Ben came 3rd in the ATC Team in the shoot and was awarded a Corps Blue as well as his 100 Badge.
In addition the A Team came 14th in the Frankfort Cup and 6th in the Watts Bowl. Considering that we are a relatively new Sqn at competitive shooting and the excellent calibre of the ACF and ATC teams these positions are no mean achievement.