Bisley Shooting

Three Teams from the Sqn were selected to attend the Inter Service Cadet Rifle Meet from 05 – 10 Jul at the national Shooting Centre at Bisley. This is the most prestigious shooting event of the cadet calendar and saw 116 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 Canadian and Australian Cadet Forces. In spite of the persistant and very wet weather the team spirt shone through the competition.

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, although three Cadets just missed out on the Cadet 100 (Cdt Raj was 104th, Sgt Raj was 107th and Sgt Mandalia was 116th,) the A Team came 18th out of 116 teams in the Frankfort Trophy, and 16th in the Watts Bowl, and were placed 6th in the ATC in both. Additionally they came 12th out of 30 Team in the V Competition, being 2nd of the ATC units in that shoot. The photos show the Teams, Butt Markers and two of the coaches, Sgt Mandalia with an unusual method of keeping his glasses in place and a view of the firing line in typical weather!