Shooting Team on Target

Three Teams from the Sqn were selected to attend the Inter Service Cadet Rifle Meet from 07-10 Jul at the national Shooting Centre at Bisley. This is the most prestigious shooting event of the cadet calendar and saw 125 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. In spite of the 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, Sgt Raj qualified for his second Cadet 100 award, being placed 63 out of the over 500 competitors. Cpl Parid Golemi achieved a superb score of 35.4 out of 35.7 in the Patriotic Shield 300 yard competition, and was placed 3rd out of the 500 firers, winning a CCRS Bronze medal. In addition the A Team came 16th out of 125 teams in the Frankfort Trophy, and 6th in the ATC in this competition. Coaches where provided by the OC, Plt Off Ben Filer, Sgt Dan Goldman and by Dacre Brooch Winner CI Alex Dutch, (a Cadet 100 from 2010) who. although too old to shoot, was back on the range coaching the B Team, a task she rose to in her customary style.

The photos shows Sgt Raj, the A Team Coach Sqn Ldr Godden and Cpl Golemi Century Range firing point with their awards and Cdt Daniel Linstead about to shoot on the Saturday.