• Short Summary

    King's College of Wimbledon win the Ashburton Shield for shooting at Bisley in Surrey.

  • Description


    Bisley, Surrey.

    Various shots of public schoolboys in army uniforms shooting at targets at the famous shooting ranges at Bisley. The young men who are not lying on their stomachs with their rifles to take aim wander about beside the scoreboards. King's College of Wimbledon win the Ashburton Shield, with Marlborough coming in second. The instructor at King's College makes a short speech about being pleased to have won for the third time in a row and says he hopes it won't be the last.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:23:00 / 01:49:00:00

Comments (2)

  1. iwprice says

    My father was a member of the 1938 KCS winning team, and appears briefly in the preview clip. I just came across his silver winner\'s medal and also a bronze medal for the \"Cadet Pair\" competition of the previous year.

    I had no idea this record existed!

    May I offer some comments on the descriptive notes accompanying the clip:-

    1. The winners\' name is King\'s College SCHOOL, Wimbledon - King\'s College itself is the London University College from which the school was spun off in 1829.

    2. Although it was the third time in the decade that KCS had won the competition, the years were 1932, 1934 and 1938, not \'in a row\'.

    3. Sadly, the instructor\'s hope that it wouldn\'t be the last time KCS win the competition, has yet to be fulfilled. I myself was part of the 1965 team that did not achieve the dream.

  2. neilaprice51@gmail.com says

    And his brother was in the 1967 Cadet Pair and did little better!!

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