Rupert (“Roo”) started shooting full-bore in 1985, aged 14, at RGS Guildford, continuing at Leicester University where he captained the team. He is now a regular Somerset County shot, where he acts as Treasurer and Vice-Captain.
This will be his fourth GB tour and his third to Canada. Previous tours have included top scoring for GB in the Protea Match (South Africa 2006), winning gold and setting a new record in the America Match (Canada 2006), winning gold and setting a new record in the Palma Match (Canada 2007).
He is very much looking forward to returning to Canada this summer, playing his part both on and off the range…. providing a social stimulus when requested by the Management!
Roo’s other major interest is rock climbing and mountaineering, with many months spent overseas on various trips and expeditions. He has missed only one Imperial meeting – in 2010 – since his first in 1988, to test the limits on an 8000m peak – Gasherbrum II – in the Karakoram range in Northern Pakistan.
He is now Managing Director for a helicopter business – Agusta Aerospace Services, based in Belgium, enjoying excellent beer and chocolate! He married Karen in 2012, where they base themselves in London at the weekends.
GB, England and Somerset.