At the draw for the running order, the KRH were selected to go first. This was a worrying start as they would be the first through the main battle run for the competition and setting the standard. Longshaw, after a strong level six in Castlemartin, however was confident. Calming his SSgt commander down he carefully warmed up through his practice engagements and then blew away target after target, including hitting every machine gun target dead-on along the way, to produce an excellent 81% level five. The crew then settled in for a nervous wait.
After the KRH a further seven armoured close recce crews and four armoured cavalry (brigade recce) teams shot. None were able to match the KRH’s standard of gunnery and the team were duly crowned the best CVR(T) crew in 3 Div (and consequently the entire British Army), pushing the newly formed Royal Lancers into second place and the QRH Recce Troop into third. This, together with a hard-fought semi-final place in the falling plate competition, was a truly impressive result for SSgt Buglass and his crew, especially considering the fact that Tpr Longshaw only fired his first round on a CVR(T) Scimitar 6 weeks prior to the event!