July 30, 2015
OTTAWA – Sergeant Tatyana Danylyshyn, from The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s), in Victoria, B.C., earned the top shot honour at the annual Bisley shooting competition held in Bisley, United Kingdom, from June 21 to July 1, 2015.
Sgt. Danylyshyn competed in two of the three weapons categories: service rifle and service pistol. Her top shot placing was in the service rifle category of the Army Reserve Operational Shooting Concentration. This was her third time competing in the Bisley shooting competition held at the Primary Training Centre Pirbright in Bisley. She placed second in both her previous appearances. Sgt. Danylyshyn was one of 20 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, 10 Regular and 10 Reserve Force, who participated in the competition.
Participating in shooting concentrations gives Canadian soldiers the opportunity to train and test their combat readiness. This training platform also allows CAF members to share knowledge and best practices of small arms training with other participating nations.
Sgt. Tatyana Danylyshyn joined the Reserve Force in 2002 as an Infantry soldier. This event was her third international competition this year. She will also represent 3rd Canadian Division at the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) at the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa this September.
The Canadians competed against more than 700 military shooters from around the world. The Canadian contingent was extremely successful, placing in the top three of nearly all matches entered.
The Canadian Armed Forces Combat Shooting Team to Bisley is selected from the winning scores at the CAFSAC held the previous year at the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa.
“Sergeant Tatyana Danylyshyn demonstrates qualities that are at the core of our Canadian Armed Forces: excellent skill, leadership, teamwork and determination. These are the skills which ensure the Canadian Armed Forces are ready to handle any combat situation. I commend Sergeant Danylyshyn for her impressive achievement at the Bisley shooting competition.”
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence
“Opportunities such as the Bisley shooting competition allow our soldiers to hone their skills and deliver operational effectiveness. I am very proud of Sergeant Tatyana Danylyshyn’s exceptional performance and I applaud her for being a role model for her peers and the international community.”
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army
“It was an honour to be selected to represent Canada at such a prestigious event, and a real privilege to be able to shoot with and against some of the best shooters from various nations in the world. I am grateful for the skills learned and honed through the Canadian Army.”
Sergeant Tatyana Danylyshyn, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)
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