Memories – 1975

Annecy

IMG_0100.jpgI was looking for the formula 1 calendar and dates of the next race in France when I came across a picture of this rifle called FRF1. It brought back floods of memories since it was the rifle I had whilst in the army in my capacity of snipper / marksman / tireur d’élite. Of course we are going back to 1975 in the mountain section of the 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins.

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In those days hitting something at 800 metres was not a problem as long as one could evaluate fairly accurately the wind which is not an easy task in the mountains. There were 3 of us in the section who were qualified and we received special training.

 

 

Some great memories despite the cold, exhaustion and nights inside igloos.


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