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With an impressive display of marksmanship, The Guyana Defence Force’s 31 Special Forces Squadron shot its way to top honours at the First edition of Force Quarterly Weapon Tournament .

The competition was held at the Timehri Full Bore Range on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Thirteen teams, drawn from all units , competed in several events which included the “O” Class Male Rifle Shoot, the “X” Class Male Rifle Shoot, Female Rifle Shoot, Team Ranks Shoot, Team Falling Plate Shoot (Male and Female).

Trophies and medals were awarded to winners in the respective categories.This tournament, which was previously held annually, is now being held quarterly. This is in an effort to enable ranks to benefit from regular practise and to enhance all round marksmanship capabilities.

The focus on improving marksmanship is in keeping with the Chief of Staff’s strategic objective of “leadership to positively influence performance with emphasis on individual marksmanship”.

The superlative performance of the 31 Special Forces squadron now presents a challenge for other units to match their level of excellence .