On the 25th of April the Queensland Rifle Association held its first Anzac Day Service in front of the Armistice War Memorial. The QRA would like to extend thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and attendees.

If you were unable to attend the event a live video of the service will be found on the QRA facebook page www.facebook.com/qldrifle 

There were many beautiful tributes spoken at the service, please find attached a copy of Bruce Scott's speech. Bruce Scott's Speech

 

 

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A QRA member for 70 years and still going.

Glenn Perrin with Bronc Burling, departing for Bisley with the Australian Rifle Team, 1968.Glenn Perrin with Bronc Burling, departing for Bisley with the Australian Rifle Team, 1968.

Glen joined the Darling Downs Rifle Club at the age of 17 and had his 87th birthday Tuesday the 18th of December 2018, making him a member for the past 70 years.

He is a member of a well-known shooting family from the Darling Downs with brothers Les and Joe competing along with his father Albert and his uncles.

Glen’s shooting history is very impressive.

INDIVIDUAL SHOOTS

His 57 Queens badges include wins in North Queensland in 1955, 1957, 1959 and 1962.

Over his career he won 40 prize meetings (Can you imagine – not participating only, we are talking winning!) and he was the Club Champion 27 times. He was also successful in winning the State Champion of Champions twice.

As you can see, he was an excellent individual shooter, though as a cherry on the cake, he accomplished fantastic achievements in Team Shoots as well.

TEAM SHOOTS

He represented Queensland 15 times between 1954 and 1976. He represented Australia 3 times. Firstly in New Zealand in 1961, then twice in 1968 in Melbourne followed by Bisley (see photo).

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Armistice Centenary / War Memorial Consecration ceremonyArmistice Centenary / War Memorial Consecration ceremony

Thanks to those who attended the official opening and the consecration of Queensland’s newest war memorial at Belmont Shooting Complex.

On the day photographer Mike Scott has been taking photos. For those who are interested in print copies feel free to contact Mike directly for prices and to place your order. There are also canvas prints or framed prints available in a range of sizes.

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