John started his shooting career at Cambridge University, and having been “bitten by the bug” hasn’t missed a NRA Annual Prize Meeting for the last 41 years! He worked as an engineer and manager in the Defence and Aerospace industry taking early retirement in 2008. Now employed as a Research Fellow at the wholly postgraduate Cranfield University, he fortunately has enough flexibility to pursue his shooting and other interests including flying for which he has now after a long gap reinstated his Private Pilot’s Licence.
Although having been shooting for a long time, it was only in 2000 that he first qualified for the Queens Prize Final at Bisley. He has now had 7 appearances in the Final, has represented England in the National match three times and Great Britain twice before, including a tour to South Africa in 2006. This will be John’s fourth visit to shoot the DCRA meeting at Connaught. He first came with the Great Britain Team in 2010 and then as an individual in the following two years winning the Norman Beckett competition in 2011. He will look forward to meeting his Canadian friends again in Ottawa.