Fire Service Championship: the second Fire Service National Championship was held at Edge Hill Shooting Ground, Warwickshire on Friday March 26, 2003. Fire Service members and their guests travelled from all corners of the country to attend the Section AGM and to compete over the 50 sporting, 25 skeet and 25 ABT targets for the Championship Shield.(clay shooting)

The course was set by last year's Championship winner Dave Whitfield who provided some varied and testing targets on the six sporting stands along the edge of the steep hill, with a particularly tricky high crosser from the cherry picker on top of the hill.

The ABT layout at Edge Hill is one of the most difficult in my experience; the diagonal horizon across the fall of the hill plays tricks on the eye making it particularly tough to judge the targets, with the result that only three guns broke the 20 bird barrier.

The skeet layout was nicely sheltered and the targets flew straight, but even so, nobody managed to clear all the targets.

Mr Malcolm George, Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, was invited to present the prizes to the winners. …

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