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The Royal Air Force Small Arms Association

The Royal Air Force Skill at Arms Meeting

2013 (RAFSAM 13)

EX ROTHERMERE SHIELD



COORDINATING INSTRUCTION


The Royal Air Force Small Arms Association


Patron: Air Chief Marshal Sir John Cheshire KBE CB FRAeS RAF

President: Air Vice-Marshal R F Garwood CB CBE DFC MA RAF

Chairman: Group Captain S Miller RAF


Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NY

Please Reply to the RAF Service Weapons Director:

Flight Lieutenant Conrad Steele-Benny,

Catering Retail and Leisure Partnering officer (CRL PO)

Catering Flight

RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1EE

Tel: (01359) 237242 Mil: 95991 Ext 7242

RAF Mail: Hon-SptWg Cat Sqn OC E-Mail: hon-sptwgcatsqnoc@mod.uk



See Distribution

RAFSAA HANDBOOK ANNEX D
28 May 12


ROYAL AIR FORCE SKILL AT ARMS MEETING 2013 (RAFSAM 13) –

EX ROTHERMERE SHIELD 13 - COORDINATING INSTRUCTION
References:
A. The RAFSAA Handbook 5th Edition.

B. AP 3242 RAF Operational Shooting Policy (Personal Weapons) Ed 2.

C. The Central Skill at Arms Meeting 2013 Administrative Order (The White Book).

D. Army Operational Shooting Policy Volume 1 (Match Conditions).

E. Infantry Training Volume IV, Pamphlet 20, Competition Shooting 2011.

F. RAFSAM 2012 Range Action and Safety Plan.

G. JSP 440 Part 7 Sect 7 Chap 2.

H. DCI JS9/04 (Status of Sports in the Services Annex B).

I. RAF Honington Parenting statement.

GENERAL

1. Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD 12 is the exercise name for RAFSAM 13 and participation in the Imperial meeting competitions to be held at Bisley over the period 21 Jun – 20 Jul 12. The primary focus of the exercise is, in line with References A and B:


To promote military and operational efficiency by fostering interest in small arms shooting by means of individual and collective competitions, thereby raising the standard and efficiency in the use of small arms’
The exercise will comprise of 5 phases as detailed in Annex A:
a. Phase 1 - Target Rifle (TR) matches, over period 21 - 22 Jun 13 in accordance with Annex B.
b. Phase 2 - University Air Squadron (UAS) matches, over period 23 Jun - 25 Jun 13 in accordance with Annex C.


  1. Phase 3 – Service Rifle (SR) and Service Pistol (SP) individual and team matches, over period 26 Jun - 3 Jul 13 in accordance with Annex D. Competitors for these events were selected through Group or Regt Skill at Arms Meetings, or pre-selected through RAF squad call-forward lists, and are detailed at Annex B.

d. Phase 4 – NRA Service Weapon (SW) matches, the Methuen Cup, Inter-Service and International Matches over the period 4 - 5 Jul 13, in accordance with Annex F. SW competitors are to remain at Bisley until 5 Jul 13 to compete or assist in the NRA Nationals and Inter-Services matches
e. Phase 5 – Target Rifle NRA Matches culminating in HM The Queen’s Prize Final, over period 8 - 20 Jul 13.
2. The Ex Director is Group Captain S Miller (RAFSAA Chairman). The Ex Planning Officer is Flt Lt C Steele-Benny (RAFSAA SW Director), the RAF Detachment Commander1 (RAF Det Cdr) Bisley is Flt Lt A Waters. The CRO is the RAFSAM Umpire. In the event of a difficult ruling during competition, the CRO may choose to call available members of the RAFSAA Committee to form an ad-hoc Bisley Committee. The decision of the Bisley Committee will be final. RAFSAA Sec is appointed the RAFLO to OC MILFORCE.

AIMS

3. The aims of RAFSAM 13 are as follows:


a. To promote interest in small arms shooting for Service purposes, which will lead to increased efficiency on the battlefield, in accordance with RAF Shooting policy?
b. To compete for the prize lists detailed in Reference A.
c. To select personnel for Inter-Gp, Inter-Service, and International teams.
d. To participate in Inter-Service and International matches.
e. To encourage UAS, Tyro (inexperienced) and Young Officers and Airmen (YOAM – under 25 years of age) to compete in SW events.

CONDUCT

4. General. Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD 13 will consist of a programme of shooting as detailed in Reference A and Annex A.


5. Range Action and Safety Plan. Individual Range Conducting Officers (RCOs) are responsible for the production of their Range Action and Safety Plans (RASP).
6. Concurrent Activities. RAFSAM 13 will be held under the auspices of the Central Skill-at-Arms Meeting (CENTSAM 13) as detailed in Reference C. The Royal Navy, the Army and the Reserve Forces will be conducting their own competition and training programmes on the same range complexes during the same period. The final for ‘The Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces’ will be conducted as a joint event with the Royal Navy and Army finals on Century Range. All shooting activity will be co-ordinated under the overall control of OC MILFORCE. Civilians and members of other Nation’s Services will also be present during CENTSAM.
7. Safety. All activities during the meeting are to be conducted in accordance with References A to H.

CO-ORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS

8. Ex Risk Assessment. The Infantry Training Safe System is in place. All personnel competing in SW events are to be current in the Service weapon(s) they will live fire and are to have passed a weapon handling test (WHT) for that weapon within the preceding 6 months annotated on their F7192 (Green Card) which is to be carried at all times while on the range. In addition, all competitors must have completed and passed the BCC level ACMT (can be conducted on DCCT) for SR and SP prior to competing in RAFSAM 13. Documentary proof must be provided for competitors who have not competed in GPOSC 13 and RegtSAM 13.


9. All personnel are to be in date RAFFT for participation in all SW events and are to provide a JPA printout via their team captain to the stats officer on arrival. Exception can be granted on provision of approval to participate by a doctor.
10. Medical Risk Assessment. All practices will be conducted using the Infantry Training Safe System and a separate medical risk assessment is not required. Medical arrangements are in accordance with Reference F.
11. Changes/Amendments to Ex Plans. In the event that changing weather conditions dictate that the format of Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD 13 needs to be altered, the Planning Officer will make any changes he considers necessary and ensure that they, together with the reasons, are recorded on the Range Action & Safety Plan.
SERVICE SUPPORT
12. Administrative Requirements. An Admin Instruction is at Annex C.
13. Dress and Personal Equipment. Dress and equipment requirements are as follows:
a. Competitors. Whilst firing, competitors are to dress in accordance with the match conditions detailed in Reference D. CS95 or PCS/MTP is to be worn as standard issue. Combat Jackets are to be worn. Issued combat helmets (not parachute helmets) are to be worn for all SR and SP matches. The umpire (usually either the RAF Det Cdr or the CRO), in accordance with References A and C, may impose penalties for incorrect dress. All personnel on the firing point must wear serviceable hearing protection when firing is in progress. Berets are to be worn when combat helmets are removed. A full list of equipment, including webbing order and Enhanced Combat Body armour (ECBA), is detailed at Annex C. the wearing of Osprey Mk 4 is authorised for those personnel issued with it. Note that it must weigh 12kg (without ammunition).
b. Staff. Dress for staff will be CS95 or PCS/MTP as issued, serviceable hearing protection and beret.
c. Weapons. Participation in Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD 13 is with the L85A2 with SUSAT, the Browning 9mm L9A1 SLP Mks 1-3, L105 SIG P226 and where issued the Glock 17 gen 4.
14. Support Staff. Support staff for Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD 13 will be as follows:
a. Armourers. Armourer support has been arranged through CMLO. Instructions for armourers will be provided directly to the individuals concerned.
b. Ammunition NCO. Ammunition NCO support has been arranged through CMLO. Instructions for the ammunition NCO will be provided directly to the individual concerned.
c. Stats Officer. RAF Cosford is requested to release Sgt E Franks the RAFSAA Stats Officers, for the duration of RAFSAM 13. These posts will require access to daily transport throughout the meeting; RAF Cosford is requested to provide Sgt Franks with MT for the duration.
d. Chief Range Officer (CRO). WO Wyles is the nominated CRO for the period 26 Jun - 5 Jul.
e. CRO MT. Safe management of the rifle ranges requires the provision of 4x4 vehicles for safety reasons. RAF Waddington is requested to provide a LWB LR or equivalent vehicle for the use of the CRO.
f. The CRO is requested to provide a med pack for use on the range.
g. Butts Officer. To be provided by suitably qualified personnel as part of the range detail.
h. Det Cdr. Deputy RAFSAA SW Dir will be the RAF Det Cdr and OIC RAFSAM. The CRO, Stats Officer, Butts Officer, Ammunition NCO and armourers will report to the Det Cdr throughout Ex Rothermere Shield.
15. Ammunition. Competition ammunition requirements are provided by HQ Land.
16. RAF Honington Parenting Support. Under the RAF Honington parenting agreement (Reference I), it is requested that RAF Honington (Via Bicester or through own resources) provides the following support to RAFSAM 1:

a. Loan Support Items (Via Bicester):


(1) 12 fire extinguishers, 12 buckets and one manual alarm bell to support safety requirements of 20 12x12 tents.
(2) First aid kit and field stretcher.
(3) 6 x field chairs and 2 x field table.
(4) 20 x 12x12 Tents and groundsheets
17. Messing. Pirbright ATR will provide messing for RAFSAM competitors in accordance with Reference C. Sec RAFSAA will confirm RAFSAM numbers to Pirbright.
18. Accommodation. RAFSAM competitors and staff will be accommodated at Bisley/Pirbright in combined hard and tented accommodation. The RAF Det Cdr through the Stats officers will allocate accommodation.

COMMAND AND COMMUNICATIONS

19. Chain of Command. In accordance with Reference C, OC MILFORCE is in command of all activity at Bisley/Pirbright. However, the RAF Det Cdr retains full command of all RAF personnel, through their respective team captains, from the time that the team checks in at the RAFSAA Stats Office until dispersal. Personnel are to report for duty in accordance with the programme at Annex A and are not to disperse until released on 5 Jul 13 and must inform the Stats Officer of their planned departure date.

20. For the TR phase of RAFSAM Flt Lt R Douglas is Deputy Det Cdr responsible for RAF TR and UAS TR personnel. A range safety vehicle (4x4) capable of towing the RAF TRC Kit trailer (standard UK tow ball) is to be requested via LogNEC by Det Commander.

{Original Signed}
C STEELE-BENNY

Flt Lt


RAFSAA Service Weapons Director
Authentication:
R W LA FORTE

Air Cdre


Chairman RAFSAA
Annexes:
A. Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD Programme.

B. RAFSAM Selection Lists.

C. Ex ROTHERMERE SHIELD Administrative Instruction.

D. Bisley Camp Location Map.

E. RAFSAM Inter-Group Competitions.

F. Competition Entry Forms.


Enclosures:
1. RAFSAA Admin Order 01/13 – The Air Officers Pistol Match and The Commanders Pistol Match.

2. RAFSAM 13 - Supplementary Competitions for Retired, Old Comrades and RAuxAF Members

3. RAFSAM 13 - RAF Target Rifle Championships

4. RAFSAM 13 – Air Officers and Commanders Pistol Match (Limited Distribution)


Distribution:
RAFSAA Sec - Sqn Ldr P Upham RAFVR(T), Bisley Camp

Deputy Dir Service Wpns - Flt Lt A Waters, Bicester*

RAFSAA SW Member - Sgt P D Hunter, RAF Wattisham*

RAFSAA Overseas Member - Flt Lt B Full, RAF Waddington*

RAFSAA Stats/Publicity - Sgt E Franks, RAF Cosford*

CRO - WO Wyles, RAF Waddington*

SR Capt - Sgt P D Hunter, RAF Wattisham *

SP Capt - WO Crowe, HQ DISC, Chicksands*


For OIC Shooting at Stns of personnel listed at Annex B
ULAS – RAF Benson

OUAS – RAF Benson

SUAS – Boscombe Down

NUAS – RAF Leeming

ADStA UAS – RAF Leuchars

ELUAS – RAF Leuchars

UGSAS – RAF Leuchars

UBAS – RAF Cosford

EMUAS – RAF Cranwell

CUAS – RAF Wyton*

UWAS – RAF St Athan

YUAS – RAF Linton-on-Ouse


Copy to:
Chairman RAFSAA

Vice-Chairman RAFSAA

Director Sporting Disciplines

Thu 20 Jun

Fri 21 Jun

Sat 22 Jun

Sun 23 Jun

Mon 24 Jun

Tue 25 Jun

Weds 26 Jun



1200-1700 TR Arrival

0830-1230

RAF TR Short Range Match



CENTURY 300-600

(4 Targets)
1330-1730

RAF TR Long Match



STICKLEDOWN

900-1000

(4 Targets)

0830-1230

RAF TR Champs Stg 1

& Old Comrades TR Matches (4 Targets)



CENTURY 300-600

1330-1730

RAF TR Champs Stg 2

& Old Comrades TR Matches (4 Targets)



STICKLEDOWN

900-1000

1800

TR Prize Giving


1200-1700 UAS Arrival

0830-1230

UAS TR Coaching



PIRBRIGHT 2

0830-1600

(15 Targets)
0830-1230

UAS Zero


Nelson A & B
1330-1630

UAS TR Individual & Team Champs



PIRBRIGHT 2

(15 Targets)



0830-1600

UAS Pistol & Rifle Practice - Match 49



ASH Pistol A & B

ASH SMG 100

0900 - TR Depart

0830-1700

UAS Rifle & pistol - Match 49



NELSON A & B
1800

UAS Prize giving




1200-1700 - SW Arrival

0830-1800

Practice Match 49 & 52



NELSON A & B
0830-1200

Air Officer and Stn Cdrs Cup + Pistol Tiles



NELSON A & B
0830-1600

Practice/Zero

Match 46 & 47

CENTURY (butts 18-19)
0900 - UAS Depart























Thu 27 Jun

Fri 28 Jun

Sat 29 Jun

Sun 30 Jun

Mon 1 Jul

Tue 2 Jul

Wed 3 Jul

0830-1230

Team (Stg 1)

- Match 47



CENTURY

(Butts 18-19)


1300-1700

SR - Stg 1 - Match 47

CENTURY)

(Butts 18-19)




0830-1800

SP - Stg 1 & 2

Match 52


NELSON A & B

(Shared with TA)

0830-1800

SR - Stg 2 & 3

SP – Stg 3 & 4

Match 49


NELSON A & B

(Shared with TA)



1100-1600

SP Practice



ASH SMG (100)

0830-1300

SR - Stg 4 - Match 47

Pirbright 2
1300-1800

SP - Stg 5 & 6 - Match 52 Concurrent Team

NELSON A & B

(Shared with Army)



0830-1230

Team – (Stg 2)

Match 46


CENTURY
SR - Stg 5 - Match 46

CENTURY (Butts 17-19)


1900-2030

Falling Plates - Match 26



PIRBRIGHT 2

0830-1230

SR - Stg 6 - Match 47

CENTURY
1330-1700

SR - Stg 7 - Match 48

CENTURY (Butts 18-19)
1830

RAFSAA AGM



0800-1000

SP - Stg 7 & 8 (Final) Match 52

NELSON A & B
1100-1330

SR - Stage 8 - Match 48

QM Final

CENTURY

1145-1530

Presidents Lunch


1800

RAF Prize giving






Thu 4 Jul

Fri 5 Jul

Sat 6 Jul




Notes

0830-1200

Methuen (Match 10)



CENTURY


1330-1700

United Services



CENTURY

0830-0945

NRA FIBUA (SR)


1015-1200

NRA Whitehead (SP)


1215-1300

Bargrave Dean (SP Tiles)


1400-1700

International (SR) Team Match


All SW Competitors departed






Match 46 – Rural Contact Match

Match 47 – Short Range Rural Contact Match

Match 48 – Long Range Rural Contact Match

Match 49 – Urban Contact Match


Match 52 – Pistol Close Quarter Battle Match
Match 10 – (Team) Short Range Rural Contact Match

ANNEX B TO

RAFSAA Handbook

Annex D

DATED 28 MAY 13

RAFSAM 12 SERVICE WEAPONS SELECTION LIST
The following personnel have qualified for entry to RAFSAM through pre-selection at GPOSC 13:


Position

Rank

Inits

Name

Team/Station

1

CPL

C

CHROSSAN

LOSSIEMOUTH

2

SGT

GW

EDWARDS

COSFORD

3

SGT

D

SHORTER

NORTHOLT

4

SAC

A

DYER

LOSSIEMOUTH

5

CPL

M

SMITH

HONINGTON

6

LCPL

T

KING

BENSON

7

CPL

HA

GOOD

HONINGTON

8

CPL

S

McGRATH

BENSON

9

FLT LT

T

ROGERS

HIGH WYCOMBE

10

CPL

S

BELTON

HONINGTON

11

FLT LT

F

THOMPSON

BOULMER

12

CPL

M

HOPSON

BOULMER

13

FLT LT

H

DOWDEN

NORTHOLT

14

SAC

K

MITCHELL

HIGH WYCOMBE

15

FLT LT

G

BRADLEY-SESSIONS

HIGH WYCOMBE

16

CPL

J

WHITE

MARHAM

17

CPL

H

ELSE

COSFORD

18

SGT

AP

JONES

HONINGTON

19

SAC

J

BARNARD

BOULMER

20

CPL

B

MORRISEY

COSFORD

21

SAC

A

DOWNS

BRIZE NORTON

22

SGT

L

QUILTER

BENSON

23

SAC

G

HAYWOOD

LOSSIEMOUTH

24

SAC

T

STRATHEARN

NORTHOLT

25

SAC

M

KENDRICK

LOSSIEMOUTH

26

SAC

D

LASSEN

BRIZE NORTON

27

CPL

P

KENNY

COSFORD

28

CPL

T

PITTHAM

HONINGTON

29

SAC

C

HOWES

LOSSIEMOUTH

30

SAC

MJ

CUNNINGHAM

MARHAM

31

SAC

D

KEMLO

BOULMER

32

SAC

S

WRIGHT

BOULMER

33

SAC

L

WATERFIELD

MARHAM

34

SAC

J

ALEXANDER

HONINGTON

35

SAC

L

HALLAM

NORTHOLT

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