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October Training

Three short weeks after the first, the team re-assembled for the second of three intensive training weekends. The weather was set to be unseasonably mild (24 degrees on Sunday) with calm winds, promising pleasant conditions for most.

September Training

Seven weeks post-Imperial meeting, and with a new stock of range credits earned from friends and family, team members met up at Bisley for the first of three training weekends in quick succession.

June Training

For the first time in this cycle the 2024 Palma team met early on a Friday at Bisley for a 3-day training camp. The team and reserves had been allocated into 4 target families which, whilst not set in stone for the next 9 months, will aim to foster closer working relationships as the team work towards the Palma match.

Featured Team Members

Jeremy Langley
England
Cap #:
700
Big 5 Caps:
64

As Captain for the Palma, Jeremy has been working with a large squad for the last three years which culminated in March 2023 with an in-country tour and final selection. This ‘pre-Palma’ tour was a great way for the team to experience the challenges of shooting in South Africa and Jeremy is greatly looking forward to renewing old friendships forged by many years of international competition, whilst hopefully redressing the 1999 Palma Match result!

Jeremy (a third-generation shooter from Devon) is a seasoned international shot and coach having toured for Great Britain on 19 previous occasions (including six tours to South Africa – spanning three decades). In 2023, he captained the GB team to a single-point win in the Protea Match.

In his spare time when not shooting or coaching, he and his wife Judy can be found chasing after their two sons, Benjamin & Harry.

Nick Healy
Ireland
Cap #:
937
Big 5 Caps:
20

With Nick’s first GB cap featuring in the selection process for this team, the wild winds (and the associated trauma) of South Africa remain firmly in recent memory. Nick is excited to take the lessons from this tour and apply them in 2024. What is now the highlight of his short (-ish, 25 years…) shooting career so far, selection for the Palma team tops coming 4th in the H.M. Queen’s Prize in 2017 and being the Northern Irish reserve for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ambition next is to top selection for this tour by being part of the winning team in the Palma Match itself!

Off the range, Nick commands soldiers in a drone-flying Army regiment and is living up to the stereotype with his wife and black Labrador in Wiltshire.

Under 25s

Henry Waldern
England
Cap #:
n/a
Big 5 Caps:
3

Henry first began shooting smallbore in 2014. In 2018 as part of Charterhouse CCF he transitioned to fullbore, competed in his first Imperial Meeting and has stayed ever since.

After school, he moved on to captain Exeter University Rifle Club, where he has just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and is now staying on for a Masters in Financial Mathematics.

This will be Henry’s first tour as both a team member and Adjutant, and hopes to put his experiences from individual and University shooting to good use. He has enjoyed a steep learning curve over the last five years, representing England in the National Match twice along the way. He hopes to build on his success for the future, beginning with the World Championships in 2024.

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

David Richards
GM SC
England
Cap #:
652
Big 5 Caps:
34

David is no stranger to the General De Wet ranges in South Africa, having toured there on three previous occasions, including in the Palma year of 1999. He is also familiar with the Veterans having been a member of the team to the last World Championships in New Zealand in 2019. David has toured many times with GB and England and has been lucky enough to have had some success over the years, including shooting and coaching in many GB teams at home, and abroad and winning the H.M. Queen’s Prize when he was MUCH younger…in 1984.

Apart from Target Rifle, David also shoots smallbore and stalks deer. He has run a charcuterie business for several years and is married to Karen who is back home looking after the dogs.

Jeremy Tuck
England
Cap #:
891
Big 5 Caps:
5

Jeremy first shot fullbore at Bisley in 1973 with Whitgift School CCF. 2023 saw him, and his trusty blue range box, celebrate 50 years of shooting at Bisley. In that time he has won many finals badges in both the H.M. Queen’s Prize and St.George’s, and been selected for Surrey county and England. Jeremy came late to touring, with his first GB tour to Canada in 2013 and then to the USA and Canada in 2016. His first visit to Bloemfontein was in 2023, rounding off some hugely enjoyable tours to date.

Jeremy is looking forward to revisiting Bloemfontein which will be his first official GB Veterans appearance, but with ICFRA targets and tricky winds he expects to no longer be able to say he has ‘never dropped a point for GB’!

His wife Alison, appointing herself ‘shooting manager’, provides invaluable encouragement and constructive critical feedback when needed!

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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