NWHQ Cadet Target Rifle Competition (CLRA) 17-19 May 2019

27 May 2019

Story by Capt Paul Anderton, Greater Manchester ACF Shooting Officer/NWHQ Brigade Shooting Advisor

Photos by Capt Chris Townson, 2iC No 5 (Anzio) Company

Over the weekend 17-19 May the North West HQ Cadet Target Rifle Competition, in Association with the County of Lancaster Rifle Association, took place at Altcar Training Camp. During the weekend fifty three cadets from the ACF and CCF units competed against each other firing the L81A2 Target rifle at distances of 300 and 500 Yards. The majority of the cadets competed in a number of sponsored competitions. Below are the condensed results highligting the twelve cadets from Greater Manchester ACF who took part

The Formby Cup is for the top Individual Cadet during the meeting

1st – GMACF – CSgt J P Short 70.06

2nd -Sedbergh CCF – Cade F 68.07

3rd – Sedbergh CCF – Rorision S 67.05

10th GMACF - Gibbons T 61.02

11th GMACF - Holmes S 60.04

12th GMACF - Horner A 60.01

14th GMACF - Marsland S 59.02

17th GMACF - Macdonald O 53.00

18th GMACF Wolstenholme R 52.00

25th GMACF - Derbyshire E 48.01

26th GMACF Rowbathem-Grist 46.01

34th GMACF -Bates 42.00

35th GMACF - Kay K 42.00

40th GMACF - Liaw L 35.00

Cadet Pairs Salva is for teams of two cadets

1st Sedbergh Cade F / Pybus M 130.11

2nd Sedbergh Nichols H / Rorision 130.09

3rd GMACF CSgt JP Short / LCpl A Horner. (5, Coy) 130.07

Lancashire Schools Quartet (4 Firers)

1st Sedbergh

2nd Sedbergh

3rd GMACF Csgt JP Short / LCpl A Horner (5Coy) / Cpl S Holmes / Cpl S Marsland (3Coy)

CLRA (Red Rose) Challenge cup (Team of 8 Firers)

1st Sedbergh CCF 509.03

2nd GMACF 437.15

Csgt JP Short / LCpl A Horner / LCpl / Lcpl A Bates / Cdt E Derbyshire / Cdt Gibbons (5 Coy)/

Cpl S Marsland) / Lcpl S Holmes /Sgt R Wolstenholme (3 Coy)

3rd Merchant Taylor CCF 298.05

CLRA Centenary Aggregate Trophy (Team of 10 Firers)

1st Sedbergh CCF

2nd GMACF as the above 8 plus Cdt O Macdonald (5Coy) & Cdt L LIaw (4Coy)

3rd Lancashire ACF

Col Perry Memorial trophy (Females Only)


Sedbergh CCF

Rorison S



Sedbergh CCF

Armstrong D



Sedbergh CCF

Sparkes H



Gtr Manchester ACF

Gibbons T



Gtr Manchester ACF

Holmes S



Gtr Manchester ACF

Horner A



Gtr Manchester ACF

Marsland S


Note: Cadet Gibbons T (5Coy) Missed out on third place as a result of count back of scores.

The Commanadant, Col Dr Paul Irvine "These are great results. My thanks to you (Capt Anderton) and your team for devoting another weekend to the cadets of Greater Manchester, it won't have gone unnoticed that we provided teams, ample staffing and our Hon Col Sharman Birtles for the prizegiving. My thanks and congratulations to you all."


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