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Trench Clearing and Bomb Bowling - The Great War shoot and exhibition. Herts & Essex Shooting Association. Saturday 6th September; from 10.00am

posted 14 Aug 2014, 13:49 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 14 Aug 2014, 13:50 ]
HESA are running an Open Day and Open Shoot to commemorate the outbreak of the Great War. It will include a display of the arms used by the combatants (looks to be just about all those taking part, including some secondary arms), rifles and pistols - it will be a Section 7 exhibition as well. Apart from firearms, it will include accoutrements, medals and the like.

There will be a small-bore shoot for contemporary (and later) rifles on such as the Skirmisher as well as other not always PC contemporary targets (Kneeling Hun). Depending upon time, there is also planned the most entertaining and quite frustrating Landscape Target (teams of two), with shooting taking place on command; rifles will be provided for this.

A shotgun shoot (Trench clearing) is planned for the morning.

For the fitter amongst you, grenade throwing (Bombing) will be available.

Pea & Ham soup, Bread Pudding, Macconichie Stew – Trench Food – will be served – the taste of petrol is optional! Mess Tins available.

Most poignantly, the British Legion bugler will play the Reveille, Last Post and the Exultation recited; a commemorative large poppy badge.

There may be some display space if you want to take along Great War firearms or artefacts.

All very flexible, shoot entries on the day.

All fees and income go to the British Legion.

The whole event is open to HBSA members.

For further details or any questions, contact secretary@hesa.uk.com or telephone 01376 585097,

HESA range, Church Lane, Gt Leighs, Essex, CM3 1PG. Midway between Chelmsford and Braintree, about 15 minutes from Stansted.

Chris Smith

01376 563214
07703 218639