HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c67W

asked the Secretary for War whether the rifle range of the Regular Troops and of the Territorial Force in Canterbury has been recently closed; and, if so, whether any further steps have been taken to obtain a more suitable range in another part of the county of Canterbury or in the adjacent county of Kent, where a safe range up to a distance of some 3,000 yards can be obtained?

Colonel SEELY

The 200 yards' range at Canterbury was closed in 1909, having been found unsafe for snap shooting, and a thirty yards' range was substituted. The Regular Troops stationed at Canterbury use the ranges at Hythe and Lydd, and the Territorials use those at Teynham and Ashford. It is probable that the establishment of a range safe up to 3,000 yards in Kent will be a matter of considerable difficulty.