The following is the Continued Story of Bisley 2009 by Cdt Dan Moir.
On Saturday we did the usual breakfast/shower/prep the rifles/sleep routine. We were on the second detail and had time to catch up with some sleep so that we were in the element for shooting. As usual Moir went first and shot a 30.1 and returned to the team with a smile on his face. The rest of the team performed fantastically in the 300m and likewise at the 500m, where we had scores of 31.2, 34.4, 32.3 and 29.1. There was a lot of shooting on Saturday and we didn't finish until around 5pm. After the rifles were cleaned and put away to the armoury, we went for tea. When we came back Mr Campbell dropped us off to look at the Cadet 100 scores, he said "Do not get your hopes up", and so we didn't. After an anxious walk over to the score board, Cpl Sangster's eyes began to glow, and his cheeky smile appeared, he bellowed out "I'm 99th" and 99th he was.
The whole team sprinted to the staff accommodation to inform Mr Campbell and Mr Murdoch, when they heard the news, they too joined in without celebration outside their accommodation. We celebrated throughout the night until the rain came on. This rain was the worst rain I have ever experienced.
On Sunday one night of rain, and one wet tent was enough to make the team in a bad mood in the morning, in the end Mr Campbell binned the tent. There was one final team shoot to do on the Sunday, which went well for most of the team. The final parade came, where our Cpl Sangster was presented with his Cadet 100 badge.
After getting our kit onto our bus, we said goodbye to Bisley until next year, where we will return and get several cadet 100s and finish in a fantastic position. Now came the dreaded 10 hour journey back home, we had done our jobs.
We came down as 4 cadets and 2 staff, and we left as a team. Huge thanks to all staff that took us down to Bisley and coached us over the week. I speak for all of us when I say we had the best time of our lives.
If you wish to see the Bisley pics, check them out in the "Shooting" folder on our picture page.
Story by Cdt D Moir