media statement 2011

MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE: SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY COMBAT RIFLE SHOOTING EVALUATION

Date of release 23 February 2011

The SA Army Combat Rifle Shooting Evaluation will take place at the General De Wet shooting range at De Brug training area near Bloemfontein over the period 28 February to 05 March 2011. Regular and Reserve Force units will be participating during the evaluation.

The following teams will take part in the evaluation:

  • 46 SA Army units will participate (354 members).
  • 37 SA Army Reserve units will participate (376 members).
  • 5 International teams from Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya.

The teams of the Regular units will arrive on Monday 28 February 2011 and starts with the evaluation on Tuesday 01 March 2011 follow by the price giving on Wednesday 2011 at 16:00.

The teams of the Reserve units will arrive on Wednesday 02 March 2011 and starts with the evaluation on Thursday 03 March 2011 follow by price giving on Friday 04 March 2011 at 16:00.

The top ten participants of the Regular and Reserve units will participate in a competition against the 5 International teams. The price giving for this event will take place on Saturday 05 March 2011 at 12:00 at the shooting range.

You are cordially invited to send a reporter and photographer/cameraperson to attend the SA Army Combat Rifle Shooting evaluation over period 28 February 2011 to 05 March 2011 at the Gen De Wet shooting range (De Brug). Confirm your attendance with Lieutenant Fono at 051 - 402 1327/083 669 4704.

Ends.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
Defence Headquarters
Pretoria

Enquiries: Major Danny Wagenaar
(012) 355 6388 or 082 8051319