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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 5. March 30, 1950

Defence Rifles

Defence Rifles

At the beginning of the 1949-50 season the club embarked on a campaign to increase its membership by sending circulars to all those students who had stated on their Students' Association cards that they were interested in shooting.

The results were very encouraging and we started the season with good attendances, which dropped off, however, over the vacation, as was to be expected with many of the members living out of Wellington.

There was a good muster for the Army Qualification Shoot and seven of the club members are now classed as marksmen, while fourteen men are qualified shots.

The A Grade team is well up in the local Union Shield competitions, and the C Grade team is giving a good account of itself. Eight members entered a WRA competition and all were in the prize money, as also were the three members who entered the NRA competition. The WRA Tyro competition was won by one of our members. Members are looking forward to the Haslam Shield competition at Easter Tournament, and the annual Massey-Victoria match to be held in May.

We are disappointed that so far no freshers have joined the club. If you are interested all you have to do is catch a Brown Owl or Upper Hutt bus to Trent ham Military Camp Road and walk down to the range. Buses leave at 12.15 p.m. and 12.35 p.m. every Saturday. The fare is only 2/6 return.

So roll up and enjoy an afternoon's sport with the VUCDRC. Accurate club rifles are available to all and ammunition is only one penny per round, obtainable from the club at the range.

Those representing the club are J. R. Fletcher, D. V. Henderson, I. M. Henderson, J. Hogg, A. S. Howarth, M. Martin Smith, B. J. Perry.