Shooting stars

LOCAL TA Battalion, The Fifth Fusiliers, has shot to success in two recent competitions.

Sgt David Fenwick, Maj Paul Blaney, Cpl Neil Mckimm, Rifleman Richard Nattress, Fusilier Simon Graham, Fusilier Thomas Hornsby, L/Cpl Neil Woods and Fusilier Martin Hanley, took part in the Regional Army Operational Shooting competition held at Altcar in May, winning 50 medals to become the overall winners of the TA competition.

This success booked them a place in the UK National competition at Bisley ranges in July, where they competed against the best in the country to finish in a respectable fourth place.

But the team’s main success came from Sgt Fenwick, who scooped the Queen’s medal for the third time after scoring an impressive 974 points, 29 ahead of any other entrant.