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Day 24 – The Return Home

Our 9am team meeting started the process of travelling home. One member of the team realised he’d need to take an opportunity to visit Peter Bramleys for final time, and by our planned 10am departure almost all the team were showered and packed. The driving teams set off in convoys with very loaded vans back to Johannesburg Airport…

Day 23 – Recovery

With all of us feeling slightly delicate after last night’s commiserations, we gathered on the lawn outside the downstairs rooms and began to pack all the team baggage. Under strict instruction to arrive at 10am with all items that needed to be included in team kit, only half of the team managed to achieve this basic task. Others had their team kit helpfully added to the pile by room or bus mates without regaining consciousness from the night before…

Day 22 – Palma Match Day 2

Day two of the 2024 Palma dawned cooler than almost any on the tour so far, following a spectacular thunderstorm overnight. For the final time, target teams made their way to their respective vans for the drive to the General de Wet range. With just two points separating ourselves and Australia after day one, it effectively came down to a three range shootout against the reigning World Champions…
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Featured Team Members

Seth Dowley
England
Cap #:
927
Big 5 Caps:
6

Seth started shooting in 2008 at Cheltenham College. During Ashburtons, Athelings and early tours, he found he particularly enjoyed the wind coaching side of team matches. As a result he has gone on to coach his county, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as England in the National and Mackinnon, and GB in Canada and South Africa. This will be his ninth overseas tour having been fortunate enough to tour with cadet teams, GB U25s and GB.

He attended the last two World Championships in the USA and New Zealand as an U25 and is thrilled to be going this time with the Palma team. He is looking forward to catching up with overseas friends and building on foundations from the 2023 tour.

Away from the ranges, Seth works as an investment adviser for charities, corporates, and private clients and keeps fit with running, hiking and squash.

Graham Nelson
England
Cap #:
907
Big 5 Caps:
11

Graham’s shooting journey started at Stamford School, progressing through university, England U21 and GB U25 World Championships in 2003 and 2007. He has been a regular member of England and GB teams since 2015 both as a coach and as a firer. This will be his third tour to South Africa, his first Palma, and he is very much looking forward to more contact with those tricky Bloemfontein winds and outstanding fellow marksmen.

Graham is the manager of the English Lions talent development squad and the Membership Secretary for the English Twenty Club (the governing body for TR in England).

When not on the ranges, Graham works as a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Oesophageal and Intestinal Failure surgery. At home is his very understanding and supportive wife Sophie and their two children Charlie and Annabelle.

Under 25s

Jemima Hince
England
Cap #:
931
Big 5 Caps:
6

Jemima began shooting in 2016 at Wellington College, under the tuition of Nigel Ball. Her love of touring started in 2017 with the UK Cadets tour to Jersey. In 2018 she visited South Africa and Canada with the GB U19s and Athelings and has now toured Canada three times, returning in 2019 with England and in 2022 with GB. As an individual, she has competed in Scotland, Jersey and Phoenix. In March 2023, Jemima travelled with the GB U25s to South Africa, where they won both international matches. She looks forward to returning in 2024 for the World Championships and hopefully securing more victories.

When not shooting, Jemima enjoys coaching cadets and in the rare occurrence she is away from the ranges, she is completing her final year of a Chemistry degree at Surrey University. When time permits, she can also be found sailing, skiing or walking her Labrador.

Under 21s

Daisy Armstrong
England
Cap #:
n/a
Big 5 Caps:
1

Daisy began shooting at Sedbergh School aged 14 and had a good first Imperial Meeting, winning the Alexandra. She then went on to be Captain in her final year of school.

Daisy quickly fell in love with team shooting and had her first taste of this while touring Jersey with the UKCRT in 2018, followed by Canada with the Athelings. She was looking forward to going to South Africa with the GB U19s but sadly the COVID-19 pandemic prevented that so instead toured to Blair Atholl in Scotland the following year.

Daisy is currently studying Food Business Management and Marketing at Newcastle University. After her studies, she hopes to travel New Zealand and Australia. Away from shooting, Daisy enjoys spending time on the farm and beaches in Northumberland and seeing friends in Newcastle. She is very much looking forward to travelling to South Africa with the GB U21 team.

Veterans

Charles Brooks
England
Cap #:
607
Big 5 Caps:
11

Charles has been a regular overseas tourer, starting 50 years ago with the Athelings team to Canada (with Veterans teammate, Webbie), followed by seven official GB overseas tours.

Charles is well connected with overseas shooters at Bisley having been Secretary and Captain of the British Commonwealth Rifle Club and is now its President. This will be Charles’ second tour to South Africa after he led the GB Veterans Goodwill team to Bloemfontein last year.

Charles is married to Penny with two grown up children and one grandchild with another on the way, all of whom have had to suffer his life at Bisley! Since retiring as a partner of his law firm three years ago, Charles is now a (very) part-time consultant to the firm and keeps himself busy with a City of London Livery Company and with non-exec board roles with two long-standing charity clients.

Andrew Lothian
England
Cap #:
730
Big 5 Caps:
9

Andrew was given an air rifle for his seventh birthday and discovered a talent for shooting. Whilst at Epsom College, he started shooting .22’ and .303’ and really got hooked, the team winning their first Ashburton in 1973.

In the intervening fifty or so years since, he has toured with Great Britain and England teams to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, most recently as Captain of the GB team to Canada in August 2023. He considers himself a team shooter first and foremost and is looking forward to being in Bloemfontein again and may enjoy some steak and red wine whilst there.

Andrew used to fly 747s for Branson, which rather interfered with his shooting. He now spends an appreciable portion of his time coaching 10-13-year-olds at a local preparatory school and helping out at Epsom College.

Tour Information

Captain’s Foreword

My family has a long tradition of fullbore rifle shooting with substantial links to South Africa. My Grandfather Major Tom Anstey, captained the 1953 GB Team to South Africa whilst my father, Major David Scott-Langley, was Adjutant to the 1963 GB Team. In 1993 I made my first trip to South Africa as a member of that year’s Great Britain Rifle Team…

Itinerary

GBRT Palma 2024 tour itinerary and shooting programme.

Tour Brochure

We are pleased to announce that the South Africa 2024 Tour Brochure is now available online…

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