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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 7/26/2009 6:35:18 AM EST
Many thanks to Peter, Tim and Steve for organising todays trip to Altcar.

Weather could have been a lot better but still no complaints.

I'm sure someone will be along later to post a picture or two.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:34:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By zaz0903:
Many thanks to Peter, Tim and Steve for organising todays trip to Altcar.

Weather could have been a lot better but still no complaints.

I'm sure someone will be along later to post a picture or two.
what range did you shoot on ?

altcar is harsh in bad weather I have spent many years standing like a penguin on b range.

john

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:45:31 AM EST
Altcar is always wet and windy.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:51:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By chrismetallica1:
Altcar is always wet and windy.

not so , Jerry let us have the etr range one summer and k range was always good ( till someone set it on fire with tracers ).

but yer your right all the rest are bad

john
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 9:57:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 10:18:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By streetfighter:
So where's the pics? or are all you Northerners too poor to afford a camera??

ETR range ( on fixed targets )





he left me to look after it as he went for a piss



B range at its best


B range buts


all old now ( about 5 years ).

john
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 11:21:33 AM EST
Spent the morning on I range, and then the afternoon on B range, very enjoyable, hopefully the man with the camera might come by soon, I hope.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 11:24:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/26/2009 11:25:46 AM EST by timlad07]
Originally Posted By zaz0903:
Many thanks to Peter, Tim and Steve for organising todays trip to Altcar.

Weather could have been a lot better but still no complaints.

I'm sure someone will be along later to post a picture or two.



Good of you to say Mike, glad you enjoyed it, 9 hrs shooting is hard work

OK Piccies
'i' Range for the morning session (200 yards) and it never stopped raining

This range is however quite sheltered in the dunes.



I even had an hour as sentry, I sent a text to Bunnyassasin telling him what a fantastic
time I was having in a 4x4 sentry tour.

The view to North Wales was quite stunning, you could see Anglesey


'B' Range in the afternoon (300 yards) the weather much better except 1 heavy shower.
and I signed the 609 for this one so I was the range nazi


I'll keep this thread alive and post some more piccy's as we are there again
next Sunday afternoon

Link Posted: 7/26/2009 11:33:54 AM EST
No worries, glad you stopped by, hopefully we can book better weather for next week.
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 11:36:53 AM EST
looks like a good day out , and not to far for the loo on both ranges .

i miss altcar and the red rose

john
Link Posted: 7/26/2009 1:00:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 9:38:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
We've had some real sweltering days down there over the years.... Some wet too, but a cracking complex, very well maintained...

Tim got tower duty (from his text) and that is about the only negative thing I can think about the place.... looking forward to the PR shoot (hint Steve) later this year...

Tower "A"

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/bunnyassassin/Image076.jpg

I did a two hour shift on the beach tower one year and the army was doing helicopter assaults on the mock town just behind it .
I have no idea if anyone went along the beach that day , I spent all my time looking the other way

are they letting private clubs use K range yet ?
john
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 11:06:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2009 11:07:31 AM EST by timlad07]
Originally Posted By UKjohn:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
We've had some real sweltering days down there over the years.... Some wet too, but a cracking complex, very well maintained...

Tim got tower duty (from his text) and that is about the only negative thing I can think about the place.... looking forward to the PR shoot (hint Steve) later this year...

Tower "A"

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/bunnyassassin/Image076.jpg

I did a two hour shift on the beach tower one year and the army was doing helicopter assaults on the mock town just behind it .
I have no idea if anyone went along the beach that day , I spent all my time looking the other way

are they letting private clubs use K range yet ?



john


I think you can, I have the standing orders for the range, but I dont think you can use the troop shelter there ???? i'll check

There range orders are very strict in that all attendees have to be club members, MoD comp certified and Altcar ID pass holders
or I would happily have you along for a day with us. We will be there at least once a month from now on
Link Posted: 7/27/2009 12:06:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By timlad07:
Originally Posted By UKjohn:

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
We've had some real sweltering days down there over the years.... Some wet too, but a cracking complex, very well maintained...

Tim got tower duty (from his text) and that is about the only negative thing I can think about the place.... looking forward to the PR shoot (hint Steve) later this year...

Tower "A"

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/bunnyassassin/Image076.jpg

I did a two hour shift on the beach tower one year and the army was doing helicopter assaults on the mock town just behind it .
I have no idea if anyone went along the beach that day , I spent all my time looking the other way

are they letting private clubs use K range yet ?



john


I think you can, I have the standing orders for the range, but I dont think you can use the troop shelter there ???? i'll check

There range orders are very strict in that all attendees have to be club members, MoD comp certified and Altcar ID pass holders
or I would happily have you along for a day with us. We will be there at least once a month from now on
club membership lapsed 5 years .( thank fuck ten years on a committee is enough for any man )
MoD comp certified never taken ( not needed at time )
Altcar pass lapsed 5 years . ( used to scrape ice of the screen in winter of 06)

RCO ? I think I renewed in 2004 not sure how long it lasts ?

a few hundred acre of welsh hills ,,,,, priceless



to be honest I do miss it but just don't have the time with all that I have going on right now.

enjoy .
john


Link Posted: 8/2/2009 10:18:56 AM EST
Much much better day today, weather fine and only a moderate wind,
I might post a couple of pics later.

Nice to bump into Alan Canavan in the Red Rose after the shoot aswell
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 11:26:36 AM EST
Great day out by the seaside, good a nice tan as well.

Sorry to have missed Alan.

Looking forward to the next one.
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