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Inter-Livery Target Rifle Shoot raises thousands for Fund

A Livery shooting competition supported by the RAF Target Rifle Teams raises thousands of pounds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The event, which took place on 10th June, was organised Colin Sach, past Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers and Wing Commander Chris Hockley, Secretary of the RAF Small Arms Association.

The event has been supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund since its inception in 2014 and, now in its eighth year.

The shoot sees teams from 16 Livery companies compete at five disciplines including Running Boar, Black Powder Pistol and Target Rifle at 1000 yards. This year amongst the 48 attendees was Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth, the Ministry of Defence’s Director Space UK and President of the RAF Small Arms Association who formed part of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots team.

Wing Commander Chris Hockley said: “It was a great day and went very well. It was fantastic to have Air Vice Marshall Harvey Smyth with us on the day. Most importantly it was great to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund to help support RAF personnel, veterans and their families when they most need it.”

Hannah Bower from the RAF Benevolent Fund said: “Thank you to all those who took part in the event, over the last nine years the Inter-Livery Target Rifle Shoot has raised many thousands of pounds to help provide financial, practical and emotional wellbeing support for RAF Family members in need.”