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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Lee Enfield Rifle Association Hosts Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue

On the weekend of 21 and 22 May the Lee Enfield Rifle Association of Australia Inc. (LERAA) hosted members from Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue for the second annual Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue LERAA trophy.

Marine rescue members Murray Walters, Iain Palombo, Viktor Svarcs, Blaise Madden and Richard Gill travelled to Rankins Springs whilst members of the LERAA travelled from as far as Victoria and Queensland.

Saturday was spent learning how to shoot the Lee Enfield 303 rifle. Sunday’s competition involved shooting different sized targets at 200m from three different positions – prone, standing and kneeling. The trophy was collected by LERAA member Peter Maher from Dubbo with a score of 147. Murray Walters had the highest score for Marine Rescue with a credible 107.

Graham Murgatroyd, a member of both Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue and the LERAA initiated this fundraising event. Thanks to his initiative and the generosity of all those who attended, the LERAA raised $2,100 the help Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue achieve its mission of saving lives on the water.

“Marine Rescue depends on community funding to meet our day-to-day running costs” said Coxswain Blaise Madden “We appreciate the LERAA’s donation but also their invitation to what was a great weekend getting to know the members of the LERAA and learning about this iconic rifle and its role in Australia’s proud military history.”

Above: under the watchful eye of the LERAA, members of Tuross/Moruya Marine Rescue learn to handle the Lee Enfield 303 rifle.


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