Chris Claridge

This is Chris’s first GB cap and he is looking forward to the challenge and excitement of shooting in South Africa again. Chris was an Atheling many years ago, he represented England in the National Match as a reserve and has shot for Sussex.

After joining the Army in 1982, overseas postings prevented any regular appearances at Bisley and, following a long absence from target rifle, Chris returned to the fold in 1999 and has spent the years since trying to build on those early signs of promise. He has shot for the British Army and Combined Services regularly, visited the Channel Islands with the NRA Team and twice shot in South Africa with the Army Team.

Outside shooting Chris devotes as much time as he can to renovating his recently purchased cottage in Gloucestershire. He is working for the Ministry of Defence in Bath but is planning to leave the Forces soon to take his chances working in the civilian world.