Jack Keates

Jack is a communications systems operator serving in the Royal signals in the British army. He is currently a LCpl and is posted to 3rd (UK) division signal regiment in Bulford, Wiltshire. Jack first started shooting at the age of 12 whilst in the CCF at Stamford school. Since leaving Stamford school he joined the army in March 2013. Whilst serving in the army Jack has had the opportunity to shoot all kinds of weapons (much to his enjoyment). Jack has represented His regiment, Corps and the Army in Service rifle competitions in Pirbright/ Bisley and has placed three times (46th in 2015, 31st in 2018 and 51st in 2019) within the coveted army 100 at DEFOSC (defence operational shooting competition) which is held annually in June. In June 2015 after a successful DEFOSC (Maj) Sandy Gill invited Jack to come along to an Army TR training weekend. Ever since that weekend he fell in love with the sport and has toured with the British army TR team to South Africa, the Channel Islands and Canada. Jack has also represented GBu25’s and was selected to be a reserve for England in the National in last year’s imperial.