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Tri-Service archers victorious over Blind Veterans UK

20 June 2018
Thirty-five archers from Royal Navy, Army and RAF Archery Associations competed against a crack team of archers from Blind Veterans UK (BVUK) at their Annual Tri-Service Archery match.

Perfect shooting conditions at HMS Sultan provided the setting for the turnaround in fortunes for the Tri-Service Archers.

Team BV didn’t go down without a fight though, the winning margin was very narrow.

Explaining how this can be a fair fight, Commander Gavin Edward, RN Archery competitor, said, “With the handicap system applied to sighted archers much the same as in golf, our scores are moderated to allow everyone to compete together.

“Using a spotter and a specially-designed alignment rig, it is quite remarkable how accurate blind archers can be, often putting even the most seasoned sighted archers to shame.”

Using a spotter and a specially-designed alignment rig, it is quite remarkable how accurate blind archers can be, often putting even the most seasoned sighted archers to shame

Commander Gavin Edward, RN Archery competitor

The RN Archery Association is there to support all serving, retired and service dependants. 

For further information contact the secretary, Lieutenant Commander Jon Parker ([email protected]).

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