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A Shooting Record Equalled

"The Press Shield", symbol of supremacy for marksmanship with 22 rifles among South Island secondary schools, was won for the sixth successive year by Nelson College. Only Marlborough College has equalled this feat since the shield was first given for competition early in the century.

While in Nelson on a tour of inspection of Area 9, Southern Military District, Major General C. W. Thornton, Chief of the General Staff, presented the shield to the winning team at an impressive ceremony at the college. Each member of the team also received a medal and the team as a whole a £10 cash prize. The team was coached by Lieutenant T. R. Mercer, of the College staff.


General Thornton congratulates Corporal A. A. Brown as he receives his medal.


General Thornton takes the salute as the college cadets march past in review order. (Pictures by Peter Cooper Studio).



The winning team. From left to right: Sergeants G. S. Emerre, T. Collins, P. W. F. Stenhouse, Corporals A. A. Brown and E. J. Baigent and Private D. G. Turney. Private T. J. Anderson, the seventh member of the team, was in hospital at the time of the presentation.


The shield


Pictures By Peter Cooper Studio
The school band led the parade.