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County Shooting to success

This weekend Cadets from Derbyshire ACF competed in the Beckingham ‘Regional Cadet Bisley’ Shooting Competition.

County Shooting to success

22 September 2021

  • Derbyshire ACF

This weekend 18th-19th September, cadets from Derbyshire ACF Competed in the Beckingham ‘Regional Cadet Bisley’, which saw team from across the ACF, CCF and Sea Cadet Corps competing in the shoulder target rifle competition at 300, 500 and 600 metres.

For many this was the first time competing at this level, and 3 out of the 4 of Derbyshire's team had never fired the L81A2 Rifle before this weekend.

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Cadets Lily Stewart and Sgt Millie Stanton from Etwall detachment, along with Cpl Ronnie Elliott and Grace Edwards from Long Eaton detachment, made up an all girl team to represent the County.

All 4 cadets performed exceptionally throughout, dominating the competition from the off growing stronger with each shoot.

Cadet Lily Stewart fired and outstanding score of 97 out of a possible 105 over the 3 distances, with Cdt Ronnie Elliott finishing 3rd overall with a strong 81 with just V bulls separating 2nd and 3rd place.

In the end the team finished in first place, clear of 2nd by over 70 points.

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I am so proud of the team and their achievements, coached by SI Lewis Reid, the team really gave the other teams a schooling of how its done!

For the limited training they have done to achieve this standard of shooting is fantastic and cant wait to see what they can do in the final.

Capt Ben Hirst Derbyshire ACF County Shooting Officer

Derbyshire have now secured a place in the National Tri-Service Final, which will be shot at Bisley over the October Half Term.