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Military Marksmen Face Off In Shooting Competition

Military teams from across Cyprus have been competing in this year's Operational Shooting Competition...

Military teams from across Cyprus have been competing in this year's Operational Shooting Competition.

The event aims to test not just marksmanship but also the ability to fire accurately in the heat of battle.

On the range at RAF Akrotiri, eight teams of shooters from the RAF and Army went head-to-head.

The event is designed to represent the various stages of a battle, from engaging a target at different distances to defending a location from attack.

There was also a test of the troop's close quarter combat skills, armed with just a pistol.

In 2016 the title went to a team from 2PWRR, although this year though they faced tough competition from 1 LANCS.

The outstanding marksman went to 22-year-old Kingsman Liam Stacey.

The overall title also went to the Lions of England, with 1 LANCS named best overall team. 

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