Captain Lyle Jackel of Wangaratta marked his 25 years service in 8/13 VMR, 1965-1990, by presenting an Officers Shooting Trophy. The trophy, a handsome decorative silver tray with raised edge is engraved giving details of the purpose and donor and the winners for each year of competition. It is also engraved on the underside.
The trophy was for the officer with the best aggregate small arms score at the annual range shoot. Captain John McLean was successful in 1990, 91 and 92. Captain Lyle Jackel prevailed in 1993 and Lieutenant Howard Burvill in 1994. There are no further winners details engraved on trophy following 1994 so it is possible the competition lapsed.
On the base of the tray the engraving says: “Those who beat their swords into ploughshares usually end up ploughing for those who kept their swords"
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