RAFTRC Newsletter 03 – 2014

news 3In this Newsletter:


RAFTRC Membership – Action Now


RAFTRC Fixture  – Action Now – 17/18 May  – Sat:   SR , Sun:   LR


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


Old Comrades Match Action Now


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:


16-Apr-14 Name Serving Retrired Remarks
1 Bailey P . 1
2 Brown M W . 1
3 Bryant . 1
4 Calvert D P . 1
5 Calvert P . 1
6 Carlin F . 1
7 Carnell A H . 1
8 Cottrill D A 1 .
9 Cox G . 1
10 East S J . 1
11 Fassler S L 1 .
12 Felstead J . 1
13 Fitzpatrick C . 1
14 Ford J A . 1
15 French H 1 . Supporting Forms Required
16 Glanville S D J 1
17 Green S . 1
18 Gregory C M . 1
19 Gregory M . 1
20 Hockley C J . 1
21 Hodge J . 1 Supporting Forms Required
22 Hodge K 1 . Supporting Forms Required
23 Jackson E V . 1 .
24 James R M A . 1
25 Jenvey A . 1
26 Jenvey M . 1
27 Jones A . 1
28 Jones B J . 1
29 Joyce M D . 1
30 Kay T J . 1
31 Kettle J E . 1
32 Lawson A S . 1
33 Le Quesne K . 1
34 Lindsay J R . 1
35 Mead M . 1
36 Mollan I 1 .
37 Moxon N P 1 .
38 Niblett A B . 1
39 Niblett D R . 1
40 Nott R E . 1
41 Orr O J . 1
42 Ouston J E . 1
43 Parke B J . 1
44 Preston B J 1 .
45 Robertsom I W . 1
46 Robertson K . 1
47 Ruddlesden D N . 1
48 Ryan K . 1
49 Silver M W . 1
50 Smith C R 1 .
51 Trowbridge K R . 1
52 Turner M . 1
53 Watt D D . 1
54 Williamson S C . 1
55 . .
56 . .
Totals  . 9 45
Social Non-Shooting .
1 Dean J . 1
2 Le Quesne D . 1
3 Welch J . 1
Totals  .  . 3




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.

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 – 17/18 May  – Sat:   National SR , Sun:   Mackinnon LR


Please let the Match Sec, Karen,  karen@bang.eclipse.co.uk  know if you will be attending the Home Countries
Match on 17 & 18 May?

The course of fire is:

Sat AM  Short range practice at 300x, 500x and 600x.
Sat PM   National Match.  1ss and 7 to count at 300x, 500, and
600x.  Teams of 20
Sun AM  Long range practice at 900x and 1000x
Sun PM  Mackinnon Match  1ss and 10 to count at 900x and 1000x.  Teams of 12

We need a good turnout for this match so please try your best to be there!

Scores can also be concurrent with your Home Country – please let me
know whether you will be shooting with RAFTRC or your Home Country
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 Results  –26/27 Apr – Sat: Mini Palma, Sun: Manydown/CURA


The first Club Weekend shoot of the year was shot in some very challenging conditions and they were not all related to the weather. Most of he NRA’s markers on Stickledown were simply not doing their job and their supervisors clearly had little control to prevent the football game they were playing at our expense.


The Club Team performed very well against some strong teams but the overall winners were NLRC.


Steve East also did well in the NRA’s Individual competition.  Thanks to Karen and Iain Robertson for organizing this Match and for making the executive decision to announce the winners in the NLRC and thus avoid getting wet on the range.


On the Sunday it was a case of win win for the RAFTRC. We won against Manydown in the morning and won the all-day match against CURA. Results are attached.


RAFTRC Team to South Africa 2014

Thanks to Neil and Julie for collating all the scores for those Club members on the South Africa Tour.

The results are attached.


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


Old Comrades Match – Action Now


The RAFSAA Sec, Paul Upham, has issued the entry form for the TR Old Comrades Match, attached.

Please follow the instructions if you wish to shoot.


You are encouraged to stay at Bisley to help with the UAS Match – See below.


Sun 22 Jun – UAS TR Match – Your Support Required


Thanks to all those helping with the Newcomers Day. Now we need your help on Sun 22 Jun.  This 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.





J R Lindsay



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