Eight Royal Marines won the United Services Cup (July 9) for the first time since 1950 when they scored 1,201 out of a possible 1,600 in the Services' team rifle match at Bisley- centre of U.
Eight Royal Marines won the United Services Cup (July 9) for the first time since 1950 when they scored 1,201 out of a possible 1,600 in the Services' team rifle match at Bisley- centre of U.K. shooting.
It was the fourth day of the two week 90th annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, and spectators saw a close tussle for second place in the event between the Royal Navy and R.A.F. Both scored 1,196 but under the tie rules, the Navy was given the higher place because they did better in the difficult fire with movement section of the match. The Regular Army, fourth with 1,187 led the Army teams. The Territorial Army, (1,158) came fifth with the Canadian Army (1,097) sixth and last.
Winners in the Services' obstacle shoot for the Hamilton Leigh Trophy were the Small Arms School Corps, who took 45.4 sec. to clear the target with eleven rounds of ammunition. All first three teams beat the record set in last year's event. Runners-up, Plymouth group, Royal Marines, took 48.4 sec with 16 rounds and R.E.M.E. third used 21 rounds in 49.5 sec. Previous record: 14 rounds in 53.2 sec. The teams of four had to clear a 100 yards' obstacle course, followed by snap-shooting from 200 yards.