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126 Squadron Win National Shooting Competition

Article posted: May 01, 2010 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

126 (City of Derby) Squadron have won the WJ Taylor Inter-Wing small bore shooting competition on behalf of South & East Midlands Wing.

The team shot their way to victory against ATC Wings from across the UK. Traditionally won by a Scottish or Welsh Wing, the Derby team are extremely proud to win the competition and bring the trophy back to a Wing in England.

The 8-man team from 126 Squadron was led by team captain Flt Sgt Taisiya Marsh. The team shot an average score of 97 out of 100 and eventually won the competition overall by 10 clear points. Flt Sgt Marsh said, “We are really excited to have won this competition on behalf of South & East Midlands Wing. We trained hard for the competition and on the day, our whole team performed really well.”

The 126 Squadron shooting team have had a fantastic year so far. They were the top scoring ATC squadron in the elite Country Life competition. The shooting team captain, Flt Sgt Marsh, will join the UK Cadet Rifle Team in a few weeks for a tour of the Channel Islands.

The team is coached by Adult Sgt Ben Hirst and Adult Sgt Helen Southall who dedicate many hours training the team. They will now focus on their summer shooting competitions which will include the Inter Services Cadet Rifle Meet at Bisley.