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Canadian Army Rifle Team. Bisley, England 1965.

Front (left to right): Sgt.J. E. Daigle, Capt. W. J. Molnar, Capt. J. S. MacAulay, Lt. L. R. Joudrey, L/Cpl. F. Unger.

Centre (left to right): Tpr. J. Kabatoff, Sgt. H. E. O'Neil, Pte. D. G. Forsythe, Cpl. A. W. J. Connors.

Rear (left to right): Sgt. V. L. Kavanagh, Pte. H. McKay, Cpl. C. E. Hockett, Cpl. D. W. G. Spicer, Pte J. R. Hennick.

Sgt. J. E. Daigle (1963/66/70) and Capt. W. J. Molnar (1964) were Queen's Medal winners at the time.

Pte Hennick and Pte McKay subsequently went on to win the Queen's Medal in 1971 and 1978 respectively.

 Warrant Officer Joseph Rudolph Hennick CD


Joseph  Rudolph Hennick enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1958 and initially served with the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch Regiment.

In 1964 he was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch Regiment Rifle Team which won the Letson Trophy at the annual Canadian Army championships (the forerunner of the current CAFSAC) and went on to compete for the Canadian Army at Bisley, Surrey in the United Kingdom in 1965.  This was to be the first of two appearances by Hennick at Bisley.


Transferring to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment in 1966, Hennick continued his service shooting and was selected to be a member of the Regimental team which won the 1970 Prix Lecrec competition in Germany, and in which Canada triumphed against teams from five NATO Countries.
QUEEN'S MEDAL

On the 8th and 9th of August 1971 the Canadian Forces (Regular) Small Arms Competition (CAFSAC) was held at the Connaught Ranges in Ontario, Canada.

At the time, Master Corporal J. R. Hennick CD, was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, having transferred back into the Regiment in 1970.  This was not his first Queen's Medal competition, but it would prove to be his most successful. Firing the FN C1A1 7.62 rifle, Hennick posted a record score of 681.  This score won him the Queen's Medal for 1971 and broke the previous record score of 670 points.


More can be found here

http://www.queensmedal.net/files/hennick.htm
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