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Day 14 – DCRA National Championships (Fourth day)

The Grand Aggregate continues today with the Gibson and the Presidents. The combined score of the Letson from yesterday and the Presidents today forms the qualifier for the Governor Generals Final, and it’s the last day to impress the management for selection to the team matches that are coming in the following days. So, everyone … Read more

Day 13 – DCRA National Championships (Third day)

The weather was bright, warm, and muggy today. Whilst for at least one of us this meant he could finally get his laundry dry, it also made heat management a major factor in today’s shooting. The day started with the Letson, which features in both the DCRA Grand Aggregate, and as a qualifying score for … Read more

Day 12 – DCRA National Championships (Second day)

Today was day two of the DCRA National Championship, and our fifth consecutive day of shooting. Having now been in country for nearly a fortnight, the challenges of shooting away from the home comforts of Bisley are beginning to show. With long days on the range and evenings a rush of ammo distribution, sandwich making, … Read more

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Andrew Lothian
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Andrew was given a .177” air rifle for his seventh birthday. As he was absolutely useless at ball sports, he was delighted to discover something he could do.

He was lucky enough to attend Epsom College where he didn’t work very hard, but really got hooked shooting the good old .303”. He was in the school’s first ever Ashburton winning VIII in 1973, the month before he toured to Canada as an Atheling, where he shot like a drain.

Life then got in the way of shooting in Canada, spending the next 42 years flying airliners for a living, but still managed to shoot in the UK. He did squeeze in tours to New Zealand and Australia in the ’90’s, competing in a couple of Australia Matches and a Palma. He’s hoping his wife Alison didn’t notice. He toured with his son James in 2009 to Bloemfontein. As they were both missing, Alison probably twigged that one! After an interval of 38 years, he shot at Connaught in 2011 and again in 2019.

Now that he is retired, he indulges himself shooting as much as he can. He is passionate about supporting youth shooting, running the .22” range at a local Prep School and helping out at Epsom. Unsurprisingly, he is looking forward to meeting long standing Canadian friends and forging new links with others.

Reg Roberts
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Reg is a Chartered Accountant who owns a recruitment agency in the South of England. Although Australian by birth, he arrived in the UK in 1983 and the country has suffered ever since!  He started his shooting career as a cadet in 1971 when laid up with a rugby injury.

Reg has toured overseas on 11 previous GB teams including 7 to Canada, one to Australia in 2005 as Captain and was a target coach for the GB Palma winning teams in 2007and 2015. His personal achievements include 25 Queen’s final badges, 6 Grand Aggregate crosses and 12 St.George’s badges. Inducted into the ‘big five’ in 2016, he Captained the winning Kolapore match that year with a record score on ICFRA targets.

His is married to Jennifer and has four children, two of which, Nick and Tim, are already avid fullbore shots. Reg’s other hobbies include fly fishing, share investing and the development of a golf resort in British Columbia.

Christina Cuming
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Christina started shooting at Bradfield College aged 14 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Her first tour was with the UK Cadet Rifle Team to Jersey in 2018 followed by a tour to Canada with the Athelings as well as a tour to Scotland with the GBU19s. Christina shoots for Yorkshire, and earned her England caps in the 2021 and 2022 National Matches. She is now looking forward to travelling to Bloemfontein as part of the GBU25 Team for the 2024 World Championships.

Christina has just graduated with a Psychology degree from Durham University, where she was also Captain of the University Rifle Club. When she is not shooting, she loves to run and hike and more recently took up rowing at university. After university she is taking a year out to shoot and is hoping to do a ski season as a chef, before looking for a job in the City and moving to London. She is hugely grateful for the opportunity to improve her skills on tour with GB this summer.

James Shepherd
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James began shooting back in 2006 under the tutelage of Martin “Archie” Whicher and Jon Underwood at RGS Guildford, before continuing at Oxford University. Since then, James has regularly shot for London County, as well as representing Scotland in the National and the Mackinnon on multiple occasions. This is James’ fourth shooting tour, having previously travelled to California with Scotland (2014), the Channel Islands with the NRA team (2019), and Canada with GB (2022).

James lives in Stirling and works as a Data Science Manager at Facebook. Outside of shooting and work, he spends much of this time playing board games with his better half and looking after their two Dachshunds.

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