RAFTRC Newsletter 02 – 2014

news 2In this Newsletter:

 

RAFTRC Membership – Action Now

 

RAFTRC Fixture  – Action Now – 26/27 Apr – Sat: Mini Palma, Sun: Manydown/CURA

 

RAFTRC Team to South Africa 2014

 

RAFTRC Team to Jersey 2014

 

Travel Authority for Serving members

 

NRA Certificate of Competence issued by RAFTRC

 

FAC Renewals

 

Indoor 0.22 Range – On site of former RAF Alconbury

 

RAFTRC Hospitality

 

Sun 22 Jun – UAS TR Match – Your Support Required

 

RAFTRC Membership Action Now
Club Membership for 2014 is now due for renewal.  You are reminded that you must be a RAFTRC member to shoot on Club weekends and Tours. The following are members for 2014:

 

15-Apr-14 Name Serving Retired Remarks
. Bailey P . 1
. Brown M W . 1
. Bryant A J . 1
. Calvert D P . 1
. Calvert P . 1
. Carnell A H . 1
. Cottrill D A 1
. Cox G . 1
. East S J . 1
. Fassler S L 1
. Felstead J . 1
. Fitzpatrick C . 1
. Ford J A . 1
. French H 1 . Supporting Forms Required
. Green S . 1
. Hockley C J . 1
. Hodge J . 1 Supporting Forms Required
. Hodge K 1 . Supporting Forms Required
. Jenvey A . 1
. Jenvey M . 1
. Jones B J . 1
. Joyce M D . 1
. Kay T J . 1
. Lawson A S . 1
. Le Quesne K . 1
. Lindsay J R . 1
. Mollan I 1
. Moxon N P 1
. Nott R E . 1
. Orr O J . 1
. Ouston J E . 1
. Park B J . 1
. Preston B J 1
. Robertson I W . 1
. Robertson K . 1
. Ruddlesden D N . 1
. Silver M W . 1
. Smith C R 1
. Trowbridge K R . 1
. Turner M . 1
Totals 8 34
Social
. Welch J . 1
. Le Quesne D . 1
Totals  .  . 2

 

 

If your name does not appear above, please renew your membership for 2014 now. The good news is that, yet again, the Club and RAFSAA membership rates remain the same. The bad news is that the NRA is increasing its charge to the Club for every member that is not an Individual Member of the NRA.  That charge is shown on the Form but is only applicable only to those who are not members of the NRA. The Club’s bank details for those paying via e-banking are shown on the form. If you are unable to find the form that was attached to the first Newsletter, please let me know and I will send you another. It can also be downloaded using the link below.

Download an application form:  

If you think you have renewed your membership but your name does not appear above, contact me immediately so that I can identify and rectify the problem.

 

RAFTRC Fixture  – Action Now – 26/27 Apr – Sat: Mini Palma, Sun: Manydown/CURA

 

The first Club Weekend shoot of the year is on 26/27 Apr . If you wish to shoot over this or any other Club Weekend email Karen, karen@bang.eclipse.co.uk , at least a week in advance. The deadline for 26/27 Apr is fast approaching so action now. This is always a fun way for most to blow off the cobwebs and start a new year of full-bore shooting.

 

If you require RAFSAA accommodation, you can request it by phoning the RAFSAA Club Steward, Margaret on 07969825057. If there is no reply DON’T leave a message, try again and if there is still no reply, email the RAFSAA Sec, Paul Upham: rafsaa@bisley21.fsnet.co.uk or phone him on 01483472306.

 

All the Club’s fixtures were included in the Fixture List attached to the first Newsletter. Please don’t wait for further notification from the Sec or Match Sec before sending notification of your desire to shoot to the Match Sec. Such further notification may not be forthcoming.

 

RAFTRC Team to South Africa 2014

The Club’s Team to South Africa have just returned from the Tour. Getting information has been difficult but it seems that Karen Robertson has injured her knee and Clive Smith has been declared a danger to wildlife especially those with black and white stripes.  A thief was caught trying to steal a gun case and its contents at Jo’burg airport.  Thankfully he was caught red handed. I have no further information on any of these stories – to get all the details, ask a member of the Touring Team.

 

Not a member of the Club but worthy of a mention is Parag Patel, England, who won the Championship with a score of 958.114. The Club’s David Calvert was 4th just 2 points behind but with the same number of V-Bulls. It was a similar story for the State President won by Parag Patel with 298.37 and David Calvert 4thg with 297.39. David did fight back in the 3rd stage where fortunes were reversed and he won that stage with 148.17 and Parag was 4th with 148.15. The Grand Agg was won by Dave Luckman, England, with a score of 663.78 and David Calvert was 7th with 659.75. Also in the top 50 of the Grand were: Iain Robertson 45th, Scott Glanville 47th and Julie Ouston 49th. David Calvert won the Veterans Over 60 match, the Jack Mitchley and the Scottish Sword. David was 2nd in the Short Range Agg and 3rd in the Free State Cup.

 

In the Team Championships, RAF A was 19th and RAF B was 20th. In the Rhodes Cup, RAF A was 12th and RAF B was 18th. In the Dewar, RAF A was 6th and RAF B was 18th.

 

Full results can be found on the SABU web site http://www.sabisley.com/results_2014.htm    .

 

RAFTRC Team to Jersey 2014

 

Now is the time to register your interest in touring with the Club to Jersey. This is an excellent introduction to Touring Team shooting and does not require any lengthy time away from work. Departure is normally on a Friday, shoot Sat and Sun mornings and return on the Monday with time to become acquainted with Jersey’s culture and sample its excellent cuisine at the formal and informal receptions. The hospitality of Jersey’s shooters is legendary and you will see many of them at the NRA National meeting in the summer. Some are also members of the RAFTRC.

 

To register your interest, email Chris Hockley, seejay.hockley@virgin.net . The dates for this year’s tour are 19-22 Sep inclusive. Grants help subsidise costs and serving personnel can also claim for travel using normal service travel procedures.

 

Travel Authority for Serving members

 

Serving members requiring authority to travel to shoot at Club fixtures should ensure they have renewed their membership this year and contact Neil Moxon, neil.moxon@virgin.net .

 


 

NRA Certificate of Competence issued by RAFTRC

 

If your Certificate of Competence is issued by the RAFTRC and requires renewal, ensure that your Club Membership has been renewed and contact the Club Chairman, Clive Smith, who controls the issue of cards. Clive’s email is: clive_smith1@hotmail.com  .

 

FAC Renewals

 

The Club’s designated official for renewal of FACs is Iain Robertson. Iain’s contact details are:

Email: iain@bang.eclipse.co.uk

Tel: 01483797777 ext 154

Address: 1 Victoria Row, Bisley Camp, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NY

 

Indoor 0.22 Range – On site of former RAF Alconbury

 

The Range Project Alan Robertson is  involved with is nearly complete. On completion it  will have an 8 lane .22 range suitable for prone, 3P and gallery rifle together with a 20 yd air range with 7 lanes. All located on the former RAF Alconbury in a disused HAS. Despite the size of the HAS, Alan and his team have filled it with structures including a heated club room (HASs are not the warmest buildings on the planet). Anyone interested in shooting there should go through the Soke Target Sports Club website www.camsoke.co.uk and use the contact address. The planning permission allows shooting from 10 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week!

 

RAFTRC Hospitality

 

Guest Days for 2014 are looking promising this year and one or two will need a lot of help (13 June for instance where we are looking after 48 guests from the Liveries.  The dates are: 29th and 30thMay, 5th and 6th June, 12th and 13thJune, 2nd and 3rd Oct.  If you have not received the coaches booking request from Chris Hockley and wish to be involved, please contact Chris Hockley on seejay.hockley@virgin.net

 

Sun 22 Jun – UAS TR Match – Your Support Required

 

Sun 22 Jun is the date set for the annual University Air Squadron TR competition. This is a high-profile sporting discipline for the UASs and to keep it running your help is required. You can help with coaching, range running and generally assisting the organizer, Neil Moxon, in whatever way he requires. This is your opportunity to give something back to the sport we all enjoy. Please contact Neil Moxon, neil.moxon@virgin.net , if you can help in any way.

 

 

Jim

 

J R Lindsay

Sec RAFTRC

07740583107

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