Three Teams from the Sqn were selected to attend the Inter Service Cadet Rifle Meet from 10 -13 Jul at the national Shooting Centre at Bisley. This is the most prestigious shooting event of the cadet calendar and saw 127 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 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, whilst not our most successful, did see Sgt Rhys Reeves-Roberts winning his first 100 Badge, coming 33rd overall and being selected to shoot for the Corps Team in the Somerset Cup on Sunday, only the third time a cadet from 241 Sqn has been so honoured, and he was awarded a Corps Blue as well as his 100 Badge. CI Dave Grant coached Rhys in the Corps Competition, entrenching his position as a force to be reckoned with amongst Coaches in the Corps.
Special mention should also be made of Cdt Hargreaves, who on his first trip to Bisley achieved a string of 6 ‘V’ Bulls in a row in the Watts Bowl , firing from 600 yards, a new Sqn record.
We are already planning our 2009 season, and we know that many of the Team have the ability to get their 100s, so practise will be the key!
In addition the A Team came 46th in the Frankfort Cup and 33rd in the Watts Bowl, which was a respectable performance.
The photo shows Rhys and Dave on the firing point with the Cadet 100 Badge and Corps Blue Certificate.