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My father was a lieutenant with the British forces during the First World War and a sniping instructor in the Second. He once mentioned that he had had a narrow escape from a German sniper and I found this account amongst his papers following his death in 1966.
 

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Nigel,
Its a small world! I also have that photo. Its caption is No 1 Snipers Refresher Course R.M.S.A.S. 11-09-43 -- 18-9-43, and I have several other photos taken during the same period including that same group on the basic sniping course. My father is in the front row second from the right. Second from the left is Lt-Col Armstrong. My mother took some of the photos in his book, Fieldcraft, Sniping & Intelligence of which I have an autographed copy. I also have one of the two telescopes which somehow came back from the war with my father!
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Two more photos from my father's career as a sniping instructor. Firstly, another group of trainee snipers with instructors. Secondly, early in the WW II he is training, according to the caption, in "Building Loopholes" (A hang-over from WW I practice) This photo was taken at Bisley and is dated July, 1940.
 
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