DURHAM CADET MARKSMEN HIT THE SPOT
Durham ACF has had yet another very successful winter small bore season culminating in outstanding team and individual results in The Cadet 100 national ACF small bore competition.
In the team competitions held concurrently with the first round, Chester-le-Street Detachment won the overall Detachment Team Trophy with an excellent score of only 31 points dropped out of a possible 800; Durham Detachment was placed third. In the regimental team competitions, Chester-le-Street A Team also won The Rifles Trophy, Durham Detachment was placed second and Chester-le-Street B and C Teams were placed third and fourth. Darlington Detachment won The Royal Artillery competition.
788 Army Cadets shot in the first round and the top 200 went on to shoot again in round two for individual places only; the final results being decided by the combined scores from rounds one and two. At the end of the second round, LCpl Jamie Gair (pictured right) from Durham Detachment was the winner of the individual Cadet 100 Trophy with only nine points dropped out of a possible 400, CSjt Michael Taylor from Chester-le-Street was in second place on count-back with the same score as CSjt Taylor Mason from Durham who took third place with only 12 points dropped.
Cadets from Durham ACF took the top six places and seven out of the top ten. 20 Durham cadets were placed in the top 40 and have been selected to shoot in The Whistler inter-services competition against the Air Training Corps and the Sea Cadet Corps. 36 Cadets from Durham ACF made it into The Cadet 100 and have gained the coveted Cadet 100 badge.
This is the fourth consecutive year that a cadet from Durham ACF has won the individual trophy.