Chris Hockley - GBRT Canada USA 2016

Chris Hockley

Chris Hockley returns to Canada shooting for the 6th time, this time as a coach rather than in any management role. Previous tours were with the Welsh Commonwealth Games team to Vancouver and with Welsh and GB teams to Connaught. He has been on tour to all the major and many of the smaller shooting countries, sometimes with the RAF team and usually as Manager, Vice-Captain or Captain. His individual best moment he says was a bronze medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.

Chris spent 35 years in the Royal Air Force before transferring to Cranfield University where he has spent 12 years, teaching and supervising post graduate students and researchers in the fields of reliability, maintainability and logistic support. He thought he had retired from the University in 2013 but was persuaded to continue both in a self-employed role and now a part-time role theoretically on one day a week, which seems to take three (it must be an age-thing!). His role is Principal Investigator for a research project into fault isolation and improvement of diagnostic techniques in maintenance and through-life engineering support; the project aims to make a real reduction in maintenance manhours where the reported fault can’t be found.