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Winners of the Bannockburn Challenge Shield 1883
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Winners of the Bannockburn Challenge Shield 1883

Photograph of winners of the Bannockburn Challenge Shield, 1883 (shooting trophy). Dornoch Company (Highland Rifle Volunteers?). Individual winner was Corporal J Sutherland. Note on back says see Rob Cord's green scrapbook 1883. Sgt Mackay in picture?
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Comments:
These will be men of the Highland Rifle Militia. In the nineteenth century the Militia was not the same as the Rifle Volunteers

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Added by Adam Brown on 28 April 2015
this suggest the Bannockburn shield competition was run by the Highland Rifle Association /www.lookandlearn.com/history-images/U316837/The-Bannockburn-Challenge-Shield-for-the-Highland-Rifle-Association
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Added by Simon Jeffreys on 03 October 2019
The Bannockburn Challenge Shield was competed for annually at the Highland Rifle Association meetings at Inverness by company teams of the Volunteers of Scotland, and Scottish Volunteer corps in England. It was first competed for in 1882.

The twenty-third annual competition of the Highland Rifle Association opened on Tuesday 7 Aug.1883, at the Longman Ranges, Inverness, and continued till the following Thursday evening. Competition for the Bannockburn Challenge Shield comprised squads of eight men, shooting seven shots at each distance 200 and 500 yards. Position was kneeling or standing at 200 yards, and prone or kneeling at 500 yards. In all, 23 Companies competed for the Shiled in 1883. The winning team in 1883 was the Dornoch Co., Sutherland Rifle Volunteers, scoring 405 points. The team was under the command of Captain Mackintosh, and consisted of Colour-Sergeant Bridgeford, Sergeant G. Bell, Sergeant R. Mackay (Queen's Prizeman), Sergeant W.S. Fraser, Sergeant George Mackintosh, Corporal J. Sutherland, Private J. Sutherland, and Private A. Matheson.

Inverness Courier, Saturday 11 August 1883
Volunteer Service Gazette, Saturday 01 September 1883

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Added by David Minshall on 04 October 2019
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