Emma Cannings (Adjutant)

Having begun her shooting career at Uppingham School under the able tutelage of Simon Pattinson, Emma was selected to tour Canada with the Athelings in 1997 and subsequently shot whilst at Reading University. There followed a hiatus in her shooting from 2002 to 2007 as she pursued a career in the Army (attracted by the ambiguous, but very real, promise of sun and sand) where she rose to the rank of Captain before rejoining civvy street where she now works as a solutions manager for Capita PLC.

Shooting has offered Emma many high points, but first and foremost she lists the enjoyment she has gained simply from returning to the sport and to Bisley. She was very proud to be Commandant of the 2008 GB Under 19 Team to South Africa for a highly successful tour and hopes that her first England Tour will prove as triumphant. Despite being such a shy and retiring creature, Emma is a well known figure around the Common, and is looking forward to making some new friends and catching up with old ones on this tour, along with rising to the unique challenges which South Africa has to offer.