Brigade SAAM 2012
Written by SMI Julie Halford
As in previous years, Chickerell Camp near Weymouth in Dorset was the venue for the 43 Wessex Brigade Skill at Arms Meeting held on Saturday 27 May 2012 and Sunday 28 May 2012 in glorious sunshine. Strongly supported with seven counties competing, our Battalion fielded three teams for the event as well as providing a number of Range Support Staff.
Somerset Cadet Battalion (The Rifles), Army Cadet Force Shooting Teams were:
Cadet Corporal Nathan Boyle (Langport Platoon, Salamanca Company)
Cadet Corporal Laura Scull (Midsomer Norton Platoon, Normandy Company)
Cadet Corporal Sarah Parsons (Bridgwater Platoon, Jellalabad Company)
Cadet Lance Corporal George Manchip (Burnham & Highbridge Platoon, Gibraltar Company)
Cadet Corporal Adam Packer (Yeovil Platoon, Salamanca Company)
Cadet Corporal Joshua Williams (Yeovil Platoon, Salamanca Company)
Cadet Rachel Butt (Bridgwater Platoon, Jellalabad Company)
Cadet Jake Wallis (Wellington Platoon, Jellalabad Company)
Cadet Lance Corporal Samuel Maundrill (Midsomer Norton Platoon, Normandy Company)
Cadet Ben Johnson (Midsomer Norton Platoon, Normandy Company)
Cadet Kirsten Lacey (Martock Platoon, Salamanca Company)
Cadet Chloe Small (Bridgwater Platoon, Jellalabad Company)
Somerset Cadet Battalion (The Rifles), Army Cadet Force Butts Party were:
Cadet Serjeant Harry Gray (Midsomer Norton Platoon, Normandy Company)
Cadet Corporal Matthew Smith (Bath Platoon, Normandy Company)
Cadet Thomas Howarth (Martock Platoon, Salamanca Company)
Cadet Chloe Macey (Midsomer Norton Platoon, Normandy Company)
In a hard fought competition over the two days, Somerset A were rewarded with some team and individual successes:
Bruford Cup (Team 300 yards) - 2nd Somerset A
South West Army Cadet Force Cup - 3rd Somerset A
Individual (500 yards) - 3rd Cadet Corporal Nathan Boyle
19 Cadet Training Team 'Dirty Dozen' - 4th Cadet Corporal Laura Scull
(Top twelve marksmen) - 7th Cadet Corporal Nathan Boyle
The cadets were under the command of the Battalion Shooting Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Smith, and the team coaches were Lieutenant Davinia Upshall, Lieutenant Will Drewe, Colour Serjeant Adam Booker, Colour Serjeant Colin Mackenzie and Potential Instructor Danielle Taylor.
Normandy Company Serjeant Major Pete Burge along with Serjeant Majors Elaine Hunt and Dave Murray kept a close watch on the scores and published the total statistics.
Our Commandant, Colonel Paul Richardson, was on hand to watch the end of competition award ceremony and to congratulate all members of the Shooting Team. The Commandant of Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force, Colonel Lance Ranson TD, presented the winning cadets with their medals and trophies.
Attached Image 1 - Somerset A receiving their silver medals as runners up in the Bruford Cup.
Attached Image 2 - Cadet Corporal Laura Scull receiving her individual gold medal for being placed 4th
overall in the 43 Brigade SAAM 2012.
Attached Image 3 - Somerset Cadet Battalion (The Rifles), Army Cadet Force 43 Brigade SAAM 2012