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Imperial Meeting 2005
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Peter Slater of Epsom College, at 14 years old was the youngest competitor
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Peter Wookey (85) was the oldest competitor
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Philip Rowell (82) was the second oldest competitor
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Spectators watching the Elcho Match at 1200 yards
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England on the firing point at 1200 yards towards the end of the Elcho match
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It's my age, that's why it fell off! (Caption: Martin Townsend)
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Ireland wins the Elcho
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England, one point behind
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The Welsh board
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Scotland's Elcho board
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The winning Ireland team
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Dollar Academy win the Ashburton
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Nigel Cole-Hawkins shows off his method of transport on the ranges
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Golf buggies are becoming increasingly popular
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Another form of transport
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One of the team from Kenya
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Nearly 300 competitiors ready to shoot at 500 yards
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Dougie Watt, the Chief range officer on Stickledown
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John Pugsley returning his card after shooting on Stickledown
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Behind the Scenes
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David Richards takes a stint as Wing Officer - the umbrella is for shade!
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Stuart Collings getting ready to shoot
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David Kent, one of the F-Class shooters
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The Canadian Cadets have their rifles all in line
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Sharon and the stats team sorting through the team cards
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The Canadian Cadet team during the AG Bell match
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South African, Richard Van Lingen, is a well known face around Bisley
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The quiet.... two minutes before the match starts (1 of 5 details)
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Paul Charlton of Ireland
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Nick Steadman, a new F Class shooter
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Paul Monaghan, current Chairman of the Shooting Committee
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Lynne Johnson and Barbara Calvert prepare strawberries and cream for the Irish team during the National Match
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Ireland's National board
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England win the National
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The winning team
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Ireland put in another good performance
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The GB Under 25 team won the Under 25 Match
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Great Britain won the Kolapore
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Jo Wright (82 - 3rd oldest competitor), the winner of the F-Class Queen's Prize
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Waiting to see the cut-off score for the Queen's Final
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Jo Hossack, a previous Queen's Prize winner, collects her badge for making the top 100 finalists
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Many familiar faces through to the final - Parag Patel, Simon Belither, Glyn Barnett, and Jeremy Langley
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Richard van Lingen collects his Queen's badge, Chris Weeden waits his turn behind with Jon Underwood
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Kelvin Ramsey, Jon Cload (shaking hands with John Jackman), George Gilpin and Richard Stewart
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Glyn Barnett was quick to finish, dropping only one point
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That's what sighters are for!
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Richard van Lingen shows he is still a force to be reckoned with
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Jersey man, Colin Mallet had one of the top 75's at 900 yards
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David Calvert puts them all in the bull
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Jeremy Langley is another going into the final range with a maximum possible score
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A tight group from the winner of the Grand Aggregate, Jon Underwood
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Simon Belither holds the record for the most appearances in the Final of the Sovereign's Prize (2005 was his 26th)
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Andrew Tompson had a good 900 yard shoot
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R Betts, flew all the way from the Falkland Islands to compete
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Richard Stewart had the best 75 on the range at 900 yards - that'll teach him to convert bull 5 sighters!
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The Queen's Prize is the biggest spectator event in the shooting calendar
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Not everyone is watching - some Canadian Cadets take a break
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One of the Dollar Academy pupils shows age doesn't matter
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Glyn Barnett was first to finish and had to wait and watch the others - he finished third
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75's were fewer in number at 1000 yards as the wind picked up
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Stuart Collings just loses that one
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David Calvert lost his 5th to count to wind. He finished second (for the third time)
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Scott Murray plots Jim Paton's board as the crowds gather
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Jim Paton shooting with Chris Weeden was one of the last to finish on the range
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Jim Paton's 1000 yard shoot
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Celebrations begin
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Tony de Launay chats with the 2005 Queen's Prize winner
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Mick Gault, winner of 8 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, presents Jim Paton with his Gold Badge
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Jim Paton (GM) is chaired off the range by his team mates
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The Parachute Regiment band lead the chair procession
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A popular and happy winner
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The final scoreboard
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Watching the prizegiving
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John Knight, your photographer, picking up the 1200 yards Armourers Match Prize
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Nick Tremlett carrying of some of his collection of silverware
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Jane Messer collects the All Comers Aggregate
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James Watson (the NRA Webmaster) won the Conan Doyle
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David Luckman had a number of pots to collect
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Jon Underwood won a number of competitions in addition to the Grand Aggregate
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David Calvert - another one..
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Bryan Smith from South Africa
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Jim Paton had a number of trophies in addition to winning the Queen's Prize
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Steve Green - all smiles
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Philip Lucey of Dollar Academy collects the Lucas (schools Ashburton and Veterans team aggregate)
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Neil Moxon struggles with the weight of the trophy
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Stuart Collings, another year, another bowl
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Glyn Barnett collecting his third place Badge for the Queen's Prize
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Jim Paton is carried off to start celebrations that would continue until the not so early hours of Sunday morning
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